25 January 2023 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue
With intense interest from business in the industrial and economic policies of the Labour party already apparent, the Industry Forum kicked off 2023 with a broad look at the ‘Future direction of Labour Policies,’ covering social, health, industrial relations policies, the treatment of women and minorities, and our relationship with the EU. Anneliese Dodds MP, Chair of the Labour party, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, and previously an MEP, was the perfect person to lead the roundtable hosted by Paul Morris, Head of Corporate Affairs for Vodafone UK, at their south London HQ. It was attended by major national and international businesses and trade organisations based in the UK. Inevitably there was a lively, broad discussion covering topics such as employment practices, science policy, the energy transition, gender issues, and pensions. It was clear that what businesses need for their own planning and investment purposes, is that government policy makers have consistent, focused objectives and deliver stability. What they value most, however, is good dialogue about how to work together to tackle changing economic and social challenges.