Apr 21, 2023
Companies quit the CBI after second rape claim
Some firms have left the CBI after a second allegation of rape at the business lobby group emerged. The CBI, which claims to speak for 190,000 businesses, has been engulfed in scandal following a previous allegation of rape as well as claims of sexual harassment. The City of London police is already investigating an alleged rape at a CBI summer party in 2019. The government had already announced that it was "Pausing" its engagement with the CBI. Aviva said: "In light of the very serious allegations made, and the CBI's handling of the process and response, we believe the CBI is no longer able to fulfil its core function - to be a representative voice of business in the UK."We have therefore regrettably terminated our membership with immediate effect. In response, the CBI said: "We recognise the substance of the harassment report outlined as relating to an allegation made and investigated in January 2018.
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