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.
During 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 [...]
Jonathan Orde of the Young Fabians explains that it’s not all about banking reform – City culture needs to be tackled too.
Stephen Beer investigates why investment is not reaching the UK economy and what Labour can do to induce investment among our nation’s businesses.
Read the text of shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna’s speech todoay to Policy Network’s conference on growth and a new political economy.
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.
Paul Swinney of the Centre for Cities looks at the effects of independent businesses on the economy.
The UK government will not support quotas to get more women into the boardroom – as a report says all-male companies will fall behind.
Opposition to the Business Secretary’s plans is misguided – the interests of business and the interests of executives are not always the same thing.
Tess Lanning, research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, looks at what The Fixer Alex Polizzi can tell us of Labour’s approach to the economy.