1. Various of British Prime Minister Theresa May approaching lectern, audience applauding
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"For if we support free markets, value capitalism and back business - and we do - we must do everything we can to keep faith with them. And with not enough people feeling that they share in the wealth created by capitalism, and with the recent behaviour of a small minority of businesses and business leaders undermining the reputation of the corporate world as a whole, the way to keep that faith is to embrace reform."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"It's not about propping up failing industries or picking winners, but creating the conditions where winners can emerge and grow. It's about backing those winners all the way to encourage them to invest in the long term future of Britain and about delivering jobs and economic growth to every community and corner of the country."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"We're ambitious for Britain to become the global go-to place for scientists, innovators and tech (technology) investors. We will continue to welcome the brightest and the best, but can only do so by bringing immigration down to sustainable levels overall so we maintain public faith in the system."
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"So in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, we will commit to substantial real term increases in government investment in 'r and d' (research and development), investing an extra 2 billion pounds a year by the end of this parliament, to help put post-Brexit Britain at the cutting edge of science and tech."
9. Wide of May
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"My aim is not simply for the UK to have the lowest corporate tax rate in the G-20, but also a tax system that is profoundly pro-innovation."
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Theresa May, British Prime Minister:
"Obviously as we look at the (Brexit) negotiation we want to get the arrangement that is going to work best for the UK and the arrangement that is going to work best for business in the UK. And Iâ€™m conscious that there will be issues that will need to be looked at. I understand the point that Paul (Drechsler, CBI President) has made, others have made this point, that people donâ€™t want a cliff edge, they want to know with some certainty how things are going to go forward. That will be part of the work that we do in terms of the negotiation that we are undertaking with the European Union."
Britain's prime minister on Monday pledged investment into research and development as she spoke to business leaders in London, promising that the UK would be at the cutting edge of science and technology.
Theresa May, in a speech delivered to the Confederation of British Industry, said Britain would commit to investing an extra 2 billion pounds a year (2.4 billion US dollars) by 2020.
The goal is to help fuel the economy at a time when Britain is leaving the European Union.
The investment in science is set to be the first step in May's industrial strategy, which is "not about propping up failing industries or picking winners, but creating the conditions where winners can emerge and grow."
May said she aimed to deliver "a tax system that is profoundly pro-innovation".
The prime minister also insisted that leaving the European Union would give the UK new opportunities and flexibility to strike trade deals around the world.
She acknowledged that businesses did not want a "cliff edge" scenario, after warnings by business leaders about the dangers of a sudden change in the trading relationship.
Speaking earlier at the conference, CBI president Paul Drechsler had urged May to give greater clarity about the Brexit plan.