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. First, a stronger emphasis on regulating takeovers, as part of a comprehensive industrial strategy to protect the national interest. Second, a wider series of reforms to the corporate governance regime to promote workforce voices in company decision-making, strengthen the public interest, and create companies focussed on long-term, sustainable success.
By Chris Rees and David Offenbach
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