By Karen Landles Our economic trends since Brexit have been better than expected. Consumers are spending, seemingly fed up of austerity. So why then is the market holding back, showing such uncertainty? Since Brexit we have seen a falling pound, a resilient pound, a Pound fighting back. From the time results started to come through… 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 »
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 »
Whilst the Conservative Party have recently championed investment in infrastructure and are trying to position themselves as the party of business, it is useful to consider that they are doing little on some of the issues small business is crying out for help on.
Last week the Sunday Times included Whitchurch village, Cardiff in its 101 best places to live in Britain. The list featured Welsh towns including Abergavenny, Brecon, Hawarden, Laugharne, Rhossili, and Tenby. One important reason for selection was thriving village shops offering everything from an award winning butcher to a bike shop – an old fashioned… Read More »
At a time of high youth unemployment, with more than 1 million young people in the UK still out of work, there is a real need to create apprenticeships and find ways of getting our future generation trained and employed.
If we have a Labour government elected in 2015, our incoming Chancellor of the Exchequer is going to be faced with daunting economic problems – made worse by years of ineffective Coalition policies.
It’s not rocket science to say that at the heart of every world class economy there lies a world class education and skills system driving it forward.
In July we celebrated the 65th Birthday of the NHS, established by Labour on 5th July 1948. On 5th July 1948 all households received a leaflet informing them about the new NHS, and advised that “everyone-rich or poor, man, woman or child can use any part of it. There are no insurance qualifications. But it… Read More »
Educated at Harvard and Oxford University, having experienced a successful period of just over five years as governor at the bank of Canada, Mark Carney soon stepped into the role of governor at the Bank of England ready to take on the challenges facing UK. As governor of the Canadian central bank, Carney pledged to… Read More »