CBI sets in stone its wishlist for George Osborne

The CBI wants a tunnel under Stonehenge. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The CBI wants a tunnel under Stonehenge. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

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The CBI today called on Chancellor George Osborne to focus on infrastructure investment and remove barriers to enterprise when he delivers his Autumn Statement next week.

Among the measures on the group’s wish list are a tunnel under Stonehenge to relieve congestion to south-west England and a freeze on air passenger duty (APD) for long-haul flights.

CBI director-general John Cridland said: “We know firms are concerned about the state of our roads and energy supply and affordability, so the arrowhead of business recommendations is a major push on improving the country’s infrastructure.

“Freezing long-haul APD would help more firms in all UK regions and nations, particularly smaller ones, export their products and services.”

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