Stephen Kinsella OBE, EU Legal Consultant talks about the EU, the future of the UK after Brexit, as well as his campaign “Clean Up the Internet”.
John Mills, economist, founder and chair of JML Group answers Phil McCauley’s questions and share his thoughts on the future economy.
Peter Kellner, political commentator and former president of YouGov gives Labour Business TV his thoughts on the current Labour Party and politics in the UK.
Darren Jones MP for Bristol North West and newly elected Chair of the BEIS Select Committee discusses the future of the British economy on Labour Business TV.
Eleni Chalmers, Brand strategist and member of the Labour Business Executive Committee, talks about the Labour Brand.
As a follow up to our previous all-member survey on the economic impact of Coronavirus, in early April, we’ve just completed another all-member survey on how the pandemic has influenced views on a Brexit extension.
The survey was conducted between 16 and 19 May. The results have been shared with the Leadership.
In brief , our members believe the Government should apply for the longest possible extension (2 years) to the transition period to allow time to achieve the best possible deal for the country and allow time for businesses to adapt for the new trading relationship with their biggest market outside the UK.
Labour Business Chair Hamish Sandison makes the health case for extending the Brexit transition, arguing that while there’s a strong economic argument for a Brexit delay, there is an even stronger health argument – not to stop Brexit but to concentrate on tackling the virus first.
A package of measures has been offered to the self-employed with the offer of grants of up-to £2,500 being offered. (Also, there has been agreed delay in the payment of VAT, which should help many companies with their cash-flow). This is in-line with what is being offered to companies to furlough their employees. However, there has been a slight difference in presentation of this offer. Employers are being offered sums to pay their employees to safe guard jobs.
Paul Hendrick Labour Business Treasurer This article first appeared on LabourList, and can be found here. Much of the framework of support for business during the coronavirus pandemic has focused on a variety of loan schemes – principal amongst these
Philip Ross, Chair of our Labour Business Self-Employment Policy Group is interviewed by Phil McCauley for Labour Business TV about his perspective on the Self-Employed.