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 the

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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 real

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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 affiliated

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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 leaders

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