Fair Competition for Fair Growth: How the next Labour Government can back Britain’s SMEs

Fair Competition for Fair Growth: How the next Labour Government can back Britain’s SMEs

Renaissance has teamed up with Progressive Britain to deliver a new project “Fair Competition for Fair Growth”, led by our Advisory Board member Hugh Goulbourne.

The Labour Party leadership has made it clear that accelerating economic growth is central to everything they want to achieve and a necessary precursor for achieving their ambitions in government. The relationship between government and business is at the heart of this mission.

Building and facilitating good, successful, strong British businesses of all sizes will be central to helping achieve this vision for the UK. In particular, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need government support to make the most of green tech revolution and compete in the global marketplace.

In the following series of essays written by business experts, Labour supporting organisations are coming together to pool insight and ideas on how the Party can support these SMEs to deliver green, local, growth.

Key to this is bringing forward policy ideas that:

  • Remove horizontal and vertical barriers to competition
  • Enhance business governance and resilience
  • Tackle perverse tax and investment structures

This project will accompany a series of events, which together aim to look at the issues from all sides, scoping the critical areas for further, deeper, work.

You can read the essays as we publish them on the dedicated section of our website: “Fair Competition for Fair Growth”.