The CBI has received £5.4m in funding from publicly funded bodies such as universitis, NHS Trusts and the BBC.
Funds were received from 122 taxpayer-funded bodies between 2009 and 2014, according to the body Business for Britain which challenged CBI’s right to speak for business management.
Eighty-seven bodies paid for £3.9m for membership contributions. Others were to use facilities and to attend the CBI conference. The sums represent 64% of the CBI’s pre-tax profit for the period from 2009 to 2014.