• Home-based businesses and current schemes: a member’s experience

    Home-based businesses and current schemes: a member’s experience

    Hakeem Duckworth-Porter, founder of HDP Consulting, and a Labour Business member, was interviewed on BBC Money Box on Saturday. He spoke about issues facing online/home-based businesses and start-ups like his, particularly those ineligible for the Small Business Grant and/or theRead More »
  • Enter Labour Digital Competition

    Enter Labour Digital Competition

    Technological advances have for years been changing the way that we work and do business. This crisis has accelerated the change in working practice and so offers opportunities and threats to business and workers. Labour Digital aims to make realRead More »
  • Coronavirus impact on the self-employed : a summary

    Coronavirus impact on the self-employed : a summary

    The Corona Virus has had a huge impact on the global economy. There are 5 million self-employed in the UK who will need both income and business support. They provide skills across all industries and sectors in the UK, contributing £305 Billion to the UK economy last year. Several sectors are affected more than others, contractors in the arts and working in events felt the effects almost immediately. Tourism, construction and those selling goods came next. 2 million Limited companies – from publicans to plumbers to dentists, some of our most vibrant businesses and important employers have been forced to close, uncertain as to what comes next.Read More »
  • An EU transition period extension and beyond

    An EU transition period extension and beyond

    Labour Business has redefined the work programme and renamed its former Brexit Policy Group as the International Policy Group (IPG) in the wake of the UK leaving the EU. Our first task is to survey members about an extension to the EU transition period. The results will inform our submission to the new party leadership. We are waiting for the end of the latest round of talks due to end on Thursday 14 May to finalise the questions.Read More »
  • Editorial – May 2020 – Liz Hind

    Editorial – May 2020 – Liz Hind

    Liz Hind  Executive Committee of Labour Business, Co-Chair of the Women in Business Policy Group Businesses all across the UK are watching the news closely. During the last two months we have learned to wait, to examine and to fight.Read More »
  • View from the Chair – May 2020

    View from the Chair – May 2020

    Hamish Sandison, the Chair of Labour business gives his view on the current situation - May 2020. We are living in a time of extraordinary challenges but also of great opportunities.   The challenge is first and foremost to beat Covid-19,Read More »
  • Zoom Webinar with Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business | Thurs 30th April at 3pm

    Zoom Webinar with Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business | Thurs 30th April at 3pm

      MEMBERS ONLY Zoom Webinar with Lucy Powell MP Day/Date: Thursday 30th April Time: 3pm Zoom meeting (link will be sent after registration) This event is for members only   RSVP here Lucy is particularly interested in hearing experiences fromRead More »
  • Virtual town hall with Anneliese Dodds, MP & the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP – Monday 27th April at 11:00

    Virtual town hall with Anneliese Dodds, MP & the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP – Monday 27th April at 11:00

    We're delighted to invite all small businesses to a virtual town hall meeting hosted by QuickBooks and the Federation of Small Businesses. We hope you can join us. Best wishes, The Labour Business Team Venue:  Zoom virtual meeting Date:   Monday,Read More »
  • Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner Nominated by Labour Business

    Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner Nominated by Labour Business

    31st January 2020 See the full Press Release here. Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been nominated for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in an all-member ballot conducted by Labour Business, the only business membership group affiliatedRead More »
  • Labour Business’ letter to the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

    Labour Business’ letter to the Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

    Chair of Labour Business Hamish Sandison has written again to Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to follow up our support at Labour’s Annual Conference for a public vote.   Our key message is that members of Labour Business – and business leadersRead More »
  • 23rd July 2019 – Launch of the Green Policy Group

    23rd July 2019 – Launch of the Green Policy Group

    The latest Labour Business Policy Group has officially launched on the 23rd July, in the House of Commons. The two chairs, Katharine Slocombe and Frederique Prevost were joined by over 30 members of Labour Business, as well as a groupRead More »
  • 2019 – Labour Business Summer Party

    2019 – Labour Business Summer Party

    Our Summer Party will take place the day after our AGM, on Wednesday June 19th in the West End of London. Our guest speakers will include leading Labour Front Benchers – details to follow. Venue:  SIMONS MUIRHEAD & BURTON LLP,Read More »
  • Labour Business AGM – 2019

    Labour Business AGM – 2019

    Our AGM will take place on Tuesday June 18th in Westminster. Our guest speaker will be a notable Labour Parliamentarian – details to followRead More »
  • Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Brexit and the Business Community

    Letter to Jeremy Corbyn: Brexit and the Business Community

    If the letter is not visible below, click to open the letterRead More »
  • Press Release: Corbyn urged to back business in latest Brexit tussle

    Press Release: Corbyn urged to back business in latest Brexit tussle

    London, 8 March 2019 – The Conservative government’s reckless abandonment of British business since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 offers Labour an opportunity to displace the Tories as the natural party of business, according to Labour Business, theRead More »
  • Letter to Jeremy Corbyn to back a people’s vote endorsed by Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business

    Letter to Jeremy Corbyn to back a people’s vote endorsed by Hamish Sandison, Chair of Labour Business

    Full article by Sienna Rodgers on Labour List. Over 40 Labour donors and long-standing members have written to Jeremy Corbyn demanding that he “back a public vote without further delay”. The letter, sent to the Labour leader today, warns that “time is dangerously short” and “the current deadlock is slowly but surely wrecking the economy”.Read More »
  • 6th December 2018 Annual Dinner

    6th December 2018 Annual Dinner

    Labour Business flagship event of the year. It is always attended by a fantastic cross-section of senior people from business and politics. This year we’re back at the Reform Club, so we’re sure of good food, fine wines, and historic surroundings.Read More »
  • People’s Vote March – 20 October 2018

    People’s Vote March – 20 October 2018

    Following our decision to back a people's vote, we will be joining the People's Vote March on October 20th. Many of you may know that this Saturday there is a march in London to support a People’s Vote. We haveRead More »
  • Press Release from Labour Business : Labour Business backs People’s Vote and calls for extension of Article 50

    Press Release from Labour Business : Labour Business backs People’s Vote and calls for extension of Article 50

    For immediate release 14 September 2018 Labour Business backs People's Vote and calls for extension of Article 50 Pressure within the Labour Party to debate Brexit at this year's Annual Conference has been increased by Labour Business, the Party’s businessRead More »
  • Annual Dinner 2017

    Annual Dinner 2017

    The Library of the Reform Club in London was full to capacity on December 5th with 120 guests attending the 2017 Annual Dinner of Labour Business. (all videos courtesy of VideoBlog.com) Guests heard a rallying cry from Labour Business ChairRead More »
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