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.

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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