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  • Letter from Businesses in support of Labour’s Manifesto

    Letter from Businesses in support of Labour’s Manifesto

    Why businesses support Labour Now more than ever we need to bust the myth that the Conservatives are the Party of business. The truth is that the Conservatives are being exposed for presiding over a weak and wobbly economy, with no credible plans for job creation and shared prosperity in the future. By contrast, Labour... Read More »Read More »
  • Labour Business takes part in the 2017 Regional Economic Conference Series

    Labour Business takes part in the 2017 Regional Economic Conference Series

    Labour Business  was delighted to participate in a lunchtime briefing as part of John McDonnell’s first Regional Economic Conference on February 4th in Liverpool.    Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business, was joined by Executive Committee member Frederique Prevost and strategy consultant Ed Will at a packed session, which included contributions from Peter Dowd MP, Shadow... Read More »Read More »
  • All the videos of our Labour Business Annual Dinner

    All the videos of our Labour Business Annual Dinner

    Listen to all the speeches from our annual dinner, as well as short interviews made on that evening. https://vimeopro.com/memoirlane/labour-business-annual-dinner-2016   Share this post: on Twitter on Facebook on Google+Read More »
  • Annual Dinner 2016

    Annual Dinner 2016

    You are warmly invited to the Annual Dinner of Labour Business, formerly the Labour Finance and Industry Group (LFIG), on Wednesday November 30th, from 7:00pm at The Villandry Restaurant, Great Portland Street. Our keynote speaker will be the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, and he will be bringing his Shadow Front Bench team with him... Read More »Read More »
  • The Chair’s Report – Annual Conference 2016

    The Chair’s Report – Annual Conference 2016

    I am pleased to report that Labour Business made its presence felt more strongly than ever at this year’s Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool, with two sold-out fringe events, a well-attended exhibition stand, and an active delegate representing us in the conference hall. On Monday evening, we hosted our flagship Labour Business Fringe reception,... Read More »Read More »
  • Labour Business – What’s it all about?

    Labour Business – What’s it all about?

    By Hamish Sandison, Chair, Labour Business Welcome to Labour Business, the new-look (former) Labour Finance and Industry Group (LFIG). As Chair of Labour Business, I wanted to share with you the thinking behind our new name, and our aims for the future. Labour Business – formerly known as the Labour Finance and Industry Group or... Read More »Read More »
  • Let’s stamp out the idea that Labour is anti-business

    Let’s stamp out the idea that Labour is anti-business

    Stephen Kinnock MP and Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business, outline how to bust the myth that Labour is anti-business. First published in Labour List, Thursday 13th May Last week, London was Boris Johnson’s London. This week, London is a changed city, a Labour London – Sadiq Khan’s London. There is much we can and should... Read More »Read More »
  • Labour Business launches with Stephen Kinnock’s new vision for Labour’s relationship with Business

    Labour Business launches with Stephen Kinnock’s new vision for Labour’s relationship with Business

    On Monday night, we said farewell to the Labour Finance and Industry Group (LFIG) as it relaunched under its new name, Labour Business. Labour Business has an incredibly proud history: it was established by Harold Wilson in 1972 to start that conversation with the business community which Labour must have in order to win elections, and remains the oldest, largest,... Read More »Read More »
  • Labour Business (LFIG) publishes London Business Policies

    Labour Business (LFIG) publishes London Business Policies

    Devised by business experts, the “Labour Business: Policies for London” report sets out detailed policies for London ranging from a shared ownership housing scheme for employers and employees to an innovation challenge fund for London’s outer boroughs.   The report also calls for a network of London apprenticeship agencies, and argues for the expansion of Gatwick... Read More »Read More »
  • Join Us for Our Fringe at Labour Party Conference

    Join Us for Our Fringe at Labour Party Conference

                            LFIG Fringe at Labour Party Conference 2015 Date & Time Tuesday 29th September 2015, 17:30 to 19:30 Venue GB1 Terrace, The Grand Hotel Sponsors Labour Finance & Industry Group (LFIG) Chair Philip Ross Speaker Toby Perkins MP Member of Parliament for Chesterfield Additional... Read More »Read More »
  • LFIG at Annual Labour Party Conference 2015

    LFIG at Annual Labour Party Conference 2015

    LFIG, the Labour Finance and Industry Group, is the only socialist society affiliated to the Labour Party which is exclusively focussed on business – Labour Business. Our remit is twofold: to engage with the business community, and to develop the pro-enterprise policies on which Labour can campaign to win in forthcoming elections. LFIG is one... Read More »Read More »
  • Leadership 2015

    Leadership 2015

    We asked the candidates: How will you bust the myth that Labour is anti-business? Hamish Sandison, LFIG Chair The Labour Finance and Industry Group (LFIG) has asked the Leadership and Deputy Leadership candidates how they will "bust the myth that Labour is an anti-business party". It’s clear to our members, and from subsequent polling, that... Read More »Read More »
  • A Message from Our New Chair

    A Message from Our New Chair

    LFIG’S new Chairman is Hamish Sandison. He is a partner in the Fieldfisher international law firm, and Chairman of their consultancy arm, Fieldfisher Consulting. He has served as a member of LFIG’s executive Committee for 2 years, and was a Labour Parliamentary Candidate in Monmouth in the 2010 General Election. He chaired the joint LFIG/Society... Read More »Read More »
  • LFIG/Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) Report: A Socially Responsible Procurement Policy

    LFIG/Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) Report: A Socially Responsible Procurement Policy

    A new LFIG/Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) Report recommends ways of introducing a socially responsible procurement policy for the next Labour Government. This report, prepared for the Labour Finance and Industry Group and the Society of Labour Lawyers by an authoritative task force of lawyers, procurement professionals, trade union officers and business experts, busts the... Read More »Read More »
  • LFIG at Labour Party Annual Conference 2014

    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.Read More »
  • LFIG Report: The Freelancing Agenda

    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’.Read More »
  • What a successful Welsh Labour Conference 2014!

    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.Read More »
  • Authenticity in Creating a One Nation Society

    Authenticity in Creating a One Nation Society

    We welcomed Jon Cruddas MP at our LFIG meeting on 6th November. The meeting was very positive and fruitful. Jon is leading the Policy Review for the Labour Party and he outlined his vision and strategy. There followed a lively Q & A session, which allowed LFIG members to better understand the direction the Party is moving in.Read More »
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