Today, ManpowerGroup UK announced that they have severed ties with the CBI over the serious allegations raised against them. In a statement, the company said: “We are deeply concerned by the allegations and have therefore suspended all activity with the business lobby group effective immediately. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will review our membership accordingly.”
The suspension of membership comes amid mounting pressure on the business lobby group to bring sweeping reforms in order to restore faith in its leadership. This move by ManpowerGroup UK is likely to add further pressure on the CBI, following resignations from several other British companies.
With the controversy escalating, ManpowerGroup UK is taking a firm stance against the CBI in response to the ongoing investigations into these serious allegations. It remains to be seen how this will affect the CBI and what changes the organization will make in light of these developments.