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
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
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
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
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
Sometimes seeing your world through the eyes of an outsider is useful: I was once a stranger to this coast but that was 15 years ago. So I accompanied LFIG on a trip to see, I thought, the nuclear industry.
Britain’s economy faces a major problem, one which stifles aspiring entrepreneurs’ ability to reach their personal goals. The problem centres on the inability of start-ups and small firms to get the funds they need, whether to grow, to develop ideas
At the Inclusive Prosperity Conference earlier this month, Ed Miliband firmly voiced his support for business adding that ‘dynamic entrepreneurship is key to our future success.’ Traditionally, it is the Conservatives who have been perceived as the party of choice
The UK needs a well-functioning financial sector which supports sustained and inclusive growth of the real economy.
An interesting idea has been put forward recently for the creation of a new ‘Growth’ Commissioner at the European Commission. What would be the point?