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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Latest News

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’.
WL Conference 2014 002 What a successful Welsh Labour Conference 2014!
As Welsh Labour party members convened for the Welsh Labour Party Conference in Llandudno on the 28-30 March, Labour Finance and Industry Group was proud to launch the public consultations on the Report on Using Public Procurement to Promote Labour's Values.

 

Latest Opinion

clark barrett high speed rail uk 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 »
elliot bidgood uk economy competitive inclusion More Inclusive Britain in a Schumpeterian Future
by Elliot Bidgood
The progressive think-tank Policy Network recently published ‘Owning the Future: how Britain can make it in a fast-changing world’, a collection edited by Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna. It includes insights from fourteen business and union leaders, economists and politicians on Britain’s economic prospects and challenges. Owning the Future notes that the consumerist global middle... Read More »
karen landles women mentors Women in Business is Good Business
by Karen Landles
Back in May I was invited as a member of LFIG to a non-political reception for professional women hosted by Ernst and Young. The company, named one of The Times’ Top 50 Employers for Women 2013, has been recognised for its commitment to developing its talent pipeline, as well as mentoring and career-watch schemes, and... Read More »
Brodie Houlette space industry cumbria Space Hub Cumbria – an Overlooked Innovation Powerhouse
by Brodie Houlette
As barrier costs to space continue to fall with increasingly commercial launch options and reduced insurance premiums, the small and medium enterprises in the space sector are set to blast off. The Government rightly identified the growth of the UK space sector in its announcement to find a horizontal launch facility in the UK to... Read More »
lfig ross burke freelancers Self-Employed Face Strong “Cost of Living” Headwinds
by Philip Ross
Almost every week I seem to come across a story in the press about some super executives and their mega salaries which are meekly justified by their board members who insist that they are worth the money. The myth is that the recovery is being driven by some sort of battalion of super star executives.... Read More »
UK financial services regulation UK Financial Sector Needs Better Not More Regulation
by Ranil Perera
Douglas Flint, Chairman HSBC along with a number of other senior bankers (FT 7th August) are said to be critical of the ways UK financial regulators are now operating. Other press articles have also give the impression that the UK Government’s financial services regulatory requirements applicable now and being consulted on for the future, are... Read More »