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.
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.
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’.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »