Labour Business (formerly the Labour Finance & Industry Group or LFIG) is the oldest, largest, and only business group affiliated to the Labour Party. Founded by Harold Wilson in 1972, it acts as a bridge between the Labour Party and the business community. It runs a nationwide programme of business engagement events with businesses – small, medium, and large – across all sectors of the economy, and assists the Labour Party and its candidates to develop pro-business policies. A back list of its publications on business issues is available on its website.
The Chair of the Labour Business Parliamentary Group is Stephen Kinnock, the former MP and now Parliamentary Candidate for Aberavon, and its Parliamentary Ambassador is Bill Esterson, Shadow Minister for Enterprise and International Trade, the former MP and now parliamentary Candidate for Sefton Central.
We are constantly drawing in policy and business innovators, employers and employees who do so much to create the wealth that sustains all parts of the United Kingdom.
CLP - Appoint your Business Liaison Officer (BuLO)!
Nominate and register your BuLO with Labour Business to ensure she/he receives the Labour Business support in her/his new role.
- Why businesses support Labour Now more than ever we need to bust the myth that the Conservatives are the Party of business. The truth is that the Conservatives are being exposed for presiding over a weak and wobbly economy, with... >>
- Written Evidence submitted by David Offenbach Vice-Chair, Labour Business (formerly Labour Finance and Industry Group) (Chair 2011 to 2015) in a personal capacity 25th October 2016 I write from my experience as a Solicitor acting for public, private... >>
- By Karen Landles Our economic trends since Brexit have been better than expected. Consumers are spending, seemingly fed up of austerity. So why then is the market holding back, showing such uncertainty? Since Brexit we have seen a falling pound,... >>
- Mutual Guarantee Societies Bill - Co-op and Labour principles in action to help small businesses By Philip Ross In a changing economy, with a rise in self-employment and small business how can we help people gain security and where possible... >>
- Working on the Kerslake Review of the Treasury Through Labour Business, I joined the Kerslake Treasury Review Team in April 2016, about seven months after the project started. I worked on the project part-time until struck down by a particularly... >>
- Labour Business was delighted to participate in a lunchtime briefing as part of John McDonnell’s first Regional Economic Conference on February 4th in Liverpool. Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business, was joined by Executive Committee member Frederique Prevost and strategy... >>
- Listen to all the speeches from our annual dinner, as well as short interviews made on that evening. https://vimeopro.com/memoirlane/labour-business-annual-dinner-2016 Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+... >>
- Last year we were very sad to record the death of Sir Sigmund (“Sigi”) Sternberg. Sigi was one of the original founders of Labour Business in 1972, and supported it throughout his life. We publish an appreciation of his life... >>
- Key Points: John was the first speaker. His main points were as follows Last week in the Autumn Statement two basic facts were masked by the high numbers namely the hole of £120b in the budget caused not by Brexit... >>
- Good evening everyone, it’s a pleasure to be here this evening. It’s been…shall we call it…an interesting time …to take on the role of Shadow Business Secretary. Unless you’ve just emerged from cryogenic suspended animation – which given the weather... >>
25 September at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
26 September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
26 September at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5 December at 7:00 am - 11:00 pm