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The Tory Party is no longer the party of business

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Tory anti-immigration rhetoric is resulting in a backlash from business.

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The ‘arms for dictators’ scandal isn’t new. It is cross-party, well-established and has been going on for too long

The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news yesterday, with the Independent’s splash on an ‘arms for dictators’ scandal.

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Experts line up to distance themselves from Fallon’s deregulatory push

Business minister Michael Fallon MP this week blamed both the financial crisis and the deaths in Mid Staffordshire hospital on the “regulatory culture” of the Labour years. However deregulation risks babies and bathwater territory. What we need is better and more effective regulatory systems so that failures cannot be ignored again and stakeholders are protected.

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Cameron is no friend of business when it comes to immigration

TweetDuring David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s Mid Term Review press conference the Prime Minister claimed that on every issue the government had supported wealth creators.  However, there is at least one striking way that the Coalition has not agreed to the demands of business leaders. This is the issue of immigration. Cameron aims to reduce […]

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Banking reform isn’t the complete solution – it’s also about culture, culture, culture

Jonathan Orde of the Young Fabians explains that it’s not all about banking reform – City culture needs to be tackled too.

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Where can investment come from?

Stephen Beer investigates why investment is not reaching the UK economy and what Labour can do to induce investment among our nation’s businesses.

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Umunna: The case for an active government and modern industrial policy

Read the text of shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna’s speech todoay to Policy Network’s conference on growth and a new political economy.

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Breaking the silence: Why business must come to terms with mental health problems

One in four people suffer mental health problems throughout their lives – it’s time for business to act, supporting employees rather than simply firing them.

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From Boots to Barclays: Why branch businesses are good for our cities

Paul Swinney of the Centre for Cities looks at the effects of independent businesses on the economy.

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Tories denounce boardroom quotas, as report says male-dominated boards will fall behind

The UK government will not support quotas to get more women into the boardroom – as a report says all-male companies will fall behind.

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