Labour Finance & Industry Group

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.

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The Manchester Central convention complex LFIG at Labour Party Annual Conference 2014
The Labour Finance and Industry Group (LFIG) is present at the 2014 Labour Party Annual Conference in Manchester with an exhibition stand and a range of fringe events on topics including public procurement, transport and empowering freelancers, start-ups and small business.
freelancers LFIG Report: The Freelancing Agenda
A new LFIG report calls for freelancing to be placed at the heart of the Labour party's policy agenda. “Freelancers and the self-employed deserve to have their own policy agenda and framework” says Philip Ross author of the new Labour Finance and Industry Report entitled ‘The Freelancing Agenda’.


Latest Opinion

david phillips global financial stability Editorial: Towards a More Stable Global Financial System
by David Phillips
Resolving Macro-Prudential Matters Without Taxpayer Subsidy And so the US Federal Reserve brings to an end its $3.7 trillion QE experiment which ostensibly was introduced to kick start the economy, though this programme combined with a zero interest rate policy (two “subsidies”) has also enabled misallocated capital to continue propping up zombie companies. We must... Read More »
peter ashurst football fans boardroom seats Empower Football Fans with Seats on Club Boards
by Peter Ashurst
Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford has said football fans need to be involved in the organisation of their clubs. The recently announced plans to give football fans some control of their club should be welcomed by football fans and non-football fans alike. Whilst many people who are not fans of the beautiful game may ponder... Read More »
rachel burgin community assets developers Saving Top Field, Protecting Community Assets from Development
by Rachel Burgin
To my dad, rugby was his religion – the rugby ground, his church. Dad was a committed believer, and as his daughter, my childhood Saturdays were spent watching him play. The “church” was Webb Ellis Road, where Rugby Lions had played for decades. William Webb Ellis was the lad who, in 1823 had, “with a... Read More »
roger casale europe business EU Membership Crucial for UK Business Success
by Roger Casale
Business is right to speak up for Britain in the EU – but it can’t do this job alone. For businesses as for civil society, Europe is not a far off-dream or a political debating point but an everyday reality. Businesses know that success depends on their ability to access markets in Europe, and to... Read More »
clark barrett shengen british business UK Schengen Opt-out Bad for British Business
by Clark Barrett
Those who plan for a city to achieve great empire ought with all industry to endeavour to make it full of inhabitants, for without this abundance of men, one can never succeed in making a city great.  Niccolò Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy In Discourses on Livy, Niccolo Machiavelli analyzed the writings of the early Roman... Read More »
clark barrett shengen british business Running Slow and Falling Behind: British High Speed Rail
by Clark Barrett
Britain is the global laggard in developing its high-speed rail (HSR) network. Currently the United Kingdom has a total HSR track length of 113 km compared with 3,100 km in Spain, 2,388 km in Japan, 2,037 km in France, 1105 km in Germany and 926 km in Italy. The true leviathan in developing a comprehensive,... Read More »