As an affiliated society to the Labour Party, the Labour Finance and Industry Group is the prime network and policy forum for progressives working in or interested in finance, enterprise and industry in the UK. Whether you are a business or finance veteran or a student, recent graduate or aspiring entrepreneur, LFIG would love to hear from you.
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.
LFIG’S new Chairman is Hamish Sandison. He is a partner in the Fieldfisher international law firm, and Chairman of their consultancy arm, Fieldfisher Consulting. He has served as a member of LFIG’s executive Committee for 2 years, and was a Labour Parliamentary Candidate in Monmouth in the 2010 General Election. He chaired the joint LFIG/Society... Read More »
A new LFIG/Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) Report recommends ways of introducing a socially responsible procurement policy for the next Labour Government. This report, prepared for the Labour Finance and Industry Group and the Society of Labour Lawyers by an authoritative task force of lawyers, procurement professionals, trade union officers and business experts, busts the... Read More »
The scale of Labour’s election loss in May came as a shock to many of us, myself included. But in retrospect, the polls had warned us that Labour substantially trailed the Conservatives on economic competence for much of the last parliament. That simply meant voters were loath to hand us stewardship of the UK economy,... Read More »
As the centre-left business community comes to terms with the scale of Labour’s defeat, it seems that a new vigour and optimism is returning. We know how to create jobs and growth. We’ve done it all our lives. And it’s not merely a matter of Labour ‘getting’ business. It’s time for Labour Business to... Read More »
Greece is in a mess primarily because successive Greek governments failed to take the tough measures necessary to modernise the country’s economy and institutions. If the country was not in the eurozone then it could have taken radical steps of its own to correct mistakes of the past just as the United Kingdom did following... Read More »
A BETTER PLAN FOR BUSINESS: A Dynamic, Rebalanced Economy with Strong Public Finances The first day of the 2015 general election campaign saw Ed Miliband launch Labour’s compelling Plan for British Business at Bloomberg’s in London. His overarching vision is one where our business sector succeeds when working people succeed. Focusing on the great strengths... Read More »
Our dairy industry is facing real challenges. For several years there has been volatility in the farmgate milk price and a general increase in the cost of production, such that the margin on milk has been small and variable. This situation has led to a lack of confidence, resulting in low investment in farm infrastructure... Read More »
Forget the Coalition’s rhetoric – Wales is a Labour success story with innovation and long-term thinking at its heart. The Welsh Government headed by Carwyn Jones AM shows the rest of our Labour family how to run a successful government in times of austerity and spiteful cuts from Whitehall. Labour must not forget that it... Read More »