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About Labour Business

Labour Business, formerly the Labour Finance and Industry Group, was founded by Harold Wilson in 1972.   Today, it is one of the 22 socialist societies affiliated to the Labour Party.   As such, it is the oldest, largest and only business membership group affiliated to the Labour Party.

Labour Business is the bridge between the Labour Party and the business community.   It is a voice for the Party within the business community, and a voice for the business community within the Party.

Its mission is to bust the myth that the Tories are the party of business, and to establish Labour as the natural party of business by advocating a partnership between government, businesses and trade unions for a new and more sustainable kind of economic growth.


Our activities include business engagement, policy development, media outreach and member events.   We work closely with the Labour Front Bench and Backbenchers in Parliament, with Labour City Mayors, with Labour Councillors and with Labour Party units nationally and regionally on business engagement and policy development.   Our flagship initiative in 2017-18 is to secure the appointment of a Business Liaison Officer (BuLO) to work with the existing Trade Union Liaison Officer (TULO) in every CLP across the country.   We have a federal structure which allows members to participate in our work both nationally and regionally.

Recents Publications

  • Building a Purposeful Economy

    Building a Purposeful Economy

    A Discussion Paper by the Economic Policy Group of Labour Business With a Foreword by Jonathan Reynolds MP Labour has a strategic opportunity to take the mantle of the “party of business” from the Conservatives and become “the natural partyRead More »
  • Top 10 Green Policies for Local Government

    Top 10 Green Policies for Local Government

    Introduction Ahead of the local elections across the United Kingdom on 5th May 2022 and inspite of a turbulent backdrop of rising energy prices and a growing anti-Net Zero agenda, this discussion paper aims to look at realistic policies thatRead More »
  • Labour Business Manifesto for Local Government Elections 2022

    Labour Business Manifesto for Local Government Elections 2022

    Foreword When Labour Business was approached by Hackney Labour Group with an invitation to collaborate with them in creating a business manifesto for the forthcoming local elections in May 2022, we jumped at the opportunity.   Labour Business – foundedRead More »

CLP - Appoint your Business Liaison Officer (BuLO)!

Nominate and register your BuLO with Labour Business to ensure she/he receives the Labour Business support in her/his new role.
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