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  • 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 »
  • Takeovers and the UK Economy – a new report from Labour Business

    Takeovers and the UK Economy – a new report from Labour Business

    Capital markets have increasingly become a vehicle for value extraction, at the expense of long‐term productive investment by companies. A new Labour Business briefing paper examines the causes and consequences of these trends, and outlines two areas for policy development.Read More »
  • Towards Democratic and Sustainable Business: Possibilities for Corporate Governance Reform

    Towards Democratic and Sustainable Business: Possibilities for Corporate Governance Reform

    As Covid-19 has shown, governments in the future will have to accept a more active role in the economy. In this context, the regulatory framework for corporate governance will need to be adapted to support economic growth and encourage responsible business practices. A new report from Labour Business provides a route for how the Labour Party in office might begin to bring this about. It discusses reforms relating to shareholders, directors, and employees, as well as broader issues of regulation and enforcement.Read More »
  • General Election 2019: Labour Business Report to Labour Together’s Review

    General Election 2019: Labour Business Report to Labour Together’s Review

    Click here to open the report if you have trouble seeing it below. http://labourbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/GE19-LB-Submission-to-Lessons-Learned-Review-v4-clean.pdfRead More »
  • Taxation of the Self-Employed

    Taxation of the Self-Employed

    A new report from Labour Business is highly critical of the Government’s taxing of freelancers through the off-payroll regulations. The report has called for significant reforms to the way that the self-employed are taxed and how it is governed and overseen.Read More »
  • Corporation Governance Inquiry

    Corporation Governance Inquiry

      Written Evidence submitted by David Offenbach Vice-Chair, Labour Business (formerly Labour Finance and Industry Group) (Chair 2011 to 2015) in a personal capacity 25th October 2016   I write from my experience as a Solicitor acting for public, privateRead More »
  • The Kerslake Review of the Treasury

    The Kerslake Review of the Treasury

    Through Labour Business, I joined the Kerslake Treasury Review Team in April 2016, about seven months after the project started. I worked on the project part-time until struck down by a particularly vicious flu bug at Christmas 2016. I haveRead More »
  • The Labour Party and Business – Partners for a New Growth

    The Labour Party and Business – Partners for a New Growth

    Labour Business would be the first to admit that Labour’s pro-business credentials took a serious hit in the 2015 General Election. Labour was perceived as an “anti-business” party, which is one of the reasons why we lost. Whether that perception is fair orRead More »
  • Policies for London

    Policies for London

    Sadiq Khan has shown his  “pro-business” credentials far more that his Tory rival. Labour Business (LFIG) supports Sadiq and offers a number of business policy proposals in support of his campaign for a fairer and more prosperous London economy.  Sadiq has welcomedRead More »
  • Report: The Freelancing Agenda

    Report: The Freelancing Agenda

    A new LFIG report calls for freelancing to be placed at the heart of the Labour party’s policy agenda. “Freelancers and the self-employed deserve to have their own policy agenda and framework” says Philip Ross author of the new Labour FinanceRead More »
  • Report: A Socially Responsible Procurement Policy

    Report: A Socially Responsible Procurement Policy

    This report, prepared for the Labour Finance and Industry Group and the Society of Labour Lawyers by an authoritative task force of lawyers, procurement professionals, trade union officers and business experts, busts the myth that only economic criteria can be taken into account when buying goods and services for the public sector and calls on Labour to introduce a procurement policy that delivers social value and community benefits as well as competitive prices for public contracts.Read More »
  • Takeovers and the Public Interest: Responsible Capitalism in Practice

    Takeovers and the Public Interest: Responsible Capitalism in Practice

    Contrasting the levels and nature of takeovers in the UK with other economies, this paper argues, therefore, that a more progressive approach to corporate regulation needs to look at how takeovers operate. Misaligned takeover regimes can unbalance an economy by encouraging financial gains at the cost of industrial and social losses. It is recommended that current institutions and regulatory regimes are not adequate and that a broader public interest test for certain takeovers should be reintroduced and applied through a new independent body and test.Read More »
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