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  • EU competition law – friend or foe to the Labour agenda?

    EU competition law – friend or foe to the Labour agenda?

    Simon Taylor, Barrister specialising in EU procurement and competition law at Keating Chambers spoke at a recent Joint SLL/Labour Business Event at the House of Commons on Labour’s Public Services Agenda. He addressed the question of whether EU competition lawRead More »
  • Contemporary Resolution on Brexit submitted to Labour Party Annual Conference

    Contemporary Resolution on Brexit submitted to Labour Party Annual Conference

    Approved unanimously by Labour Business Executive Committee12th September 2018 On 2 September 2018 EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned that 185,000 jobs in the British car industry are at risk from the Tory government's continued refusal to accept a customs unionRead More »
  • Our Members’ Views on Brexit

    Our Members’ Views on Brexit

    We are keen to understand our members’ views on key issues that affect the country and the Labour Party. We present below the outcome of our fist survey focusing on Brexit. The first 3 questions will be re-occurring throughout theRead More »
  • The Cost of Uncertainty

    The Cost of Uncertainty

    By Karen LandlesOur 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, aRead More »
  • Mutual Guarantee Societies Bill

    Mutual Guarantee Societies Bill

    By Philip Ross In a changing economy, with a rise in self-employment and small business how can we help people gain security and where possible grow and develop their business ideas?Britain is after all, renowned as a nation of inventionRead More »
  • Tribute to Sir Sigmund Sternberg

    Tribute to Sir Sigmund Sternberg

     Last year we were very sad to record the death of Sir Sigmund (“Sigi”) Sternberg.   Sigi was one of the original founders of Labour Business in 1972, and supported it throughout his life.   We publish an appreciation of his lifeRead More »
  • John McDonnell MP, Labour Business Annual Dinner 2016 Speech

    John McDonnell MP, Labour Business Annual Dinner 2016 Speech

    [codezio_media type=”vimeo” url=”https://vimeo.com/202678327″] Key Points: John was the first speaker. His main points were as follows Last week in the Autumn Statement  two basic facts were masked by the high numbers namely the hole of £120b in the budget causedRead More »
  • Clive Lewis MP speech at Labour Business Annual Dinner 2016

    Clive Lewis MP speech at Labour Business Annual Dinner 2016

    [codezio_media type=”vimeo” url=”https://vimeo.com/202681822″]Good evening everyone, it’s a pleasure to be here this evening. It’s been…shall we call it…an interesting time …to take on the role of Shadow Business Secretary. Unless you’ve just emerged from cryogenic suspended animation – which givenRead More »
  • Welcome to the Annual Labour Business Dinner of 2016!

    Welcome to the Annual Labour Business Dinner of 2016!

    [codezio_media type=”vimeo” url=”https://vimeo.com/202677565″] Hamish Sandison, chair of Labour Business – Full introduction to Labour Business Annual Dinner 2016. Welcome to our members, our guests, our Parliamentarians. In addition to our speakers,, we’re very pleased to be joined by a number ofRead More »
  • Executive Committee member Rachel Burgin talks about Conference 2016

    Executive Committee member Rachel Burgin talks about Conference 2016

    Labour Party Conference 2016 was perhaps the most significant conference for the party since 1985. The re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader by such large margin will set the party’s direction for years – perhaps decades – to come. ButRead More »
  • Labour Business supports statement condemning recent racists attacks

    Labour Business supports statement condemning recent racists attacks

    Labour Business wholeheartedly supports a recent statement tabled by the Society for Labour lawyers and agreed by the Socialist Societies condemning the shameful racist attacks that followed the European Referendum result. “The Society of Labour Lawyers condemns the racist andRead More »
  • Britain at the heart of Europe is the only sensible choice

    Britain at the heart of Europe is the only sensible choice

    By Peter Droussiotis More than three months after the EU referendum in the United Kingdom was announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron and less than a month before the British people give their verdict and after countless debates, speeches,Read More »
  • Responding to the tax debate

    Responding to the tax debate

    Labour’s response to the debate on tax avoidance should speak to fairness and social justice whilst being proportionate and pro-business. This would help to lay a path to the sort of ‘big tent” politics that could reach deep into aRead 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 changedRead More »
  • The £1.8 trillion question: what should a pro-business Labour Party sound like?

    The £1.8 trillion question: what should a pro-business Labour Party sound like?

    The scale of Labour’s election loss in May came as a shock to many of us, myself included. But in retrospect, the polls had warned us that Labour substantially trailed the Conservatives on economic competence for much of the lastRead More »
  • Co-creation: the new economic model 

    Co-creation: the new economic model 

    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. AndRead More »
  • A crisis of confidence in the European project

    A crisis of confidence in the European project

    Greece is in a mess primarily because successive Greek governments failed to take the tough measures necessary to modernise the country’s economy and institutions. If the country was not in the eurozone then it could have taken radical steps ofRead More »
  • A Dynamic Rebalanced Economy Supporting Strong Public Finances

    A Dynamic Rebalanced Economy Supporting Strong Public Finances

    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 isRead More »
  • Welsh Labour Supporting Our Dairy Farmers

    Welsh Labour Supporting Our Dairy Farmers

    Our dairy industry is facing real challenges. For several years there has been volatility in the farmgate milk price and a general increase in the cost of production, such that the margin on milk has been small and variable. ThisRead More »
  • Labour the Party for Innovators and Business

    Labour the Party for Innovators and Business

    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 governmentRead More »
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