Entrepreneurs and the Lib Dems

Over at Lib Dem Voice, Alain Desmier set out the case for why the Lib Dems are the party of the entrepreneur with a social conscience. He writes: If you asked a Lib Dem about why they joined our party, I think many of the following reasons for joining, would be on their list: I …

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Apprenticeship Week 2015 – just before the start of the General Election

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National Apprenticeship week 2015 will be from Monday 9th to Friday 13th March. Apprenticeships are thriving in England and National Apprenticeship Week will celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, the week will include hundreds of events and activities across …

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2014 – Manufacturing can lead the recovery

For people with long memories, a strange thing is happening: Manufacturing is leading the UK’s recovery. It’s no fluke: the Industrial Strategy supporting specific sectors; the Regional Growth Fund and Green Investment Bank encouraging investment against a poor banking background; and the 2 year 100% capital allowances policy – championed by Gordon Birtwistle MP and …

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Stay In the EU, says EEF Manufacturers

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The EEF (Engineering Employers Federation) have published a comprehensive report that brings together the views of their manufacturing companies on the EU. They conclude as follows:  Messages for manufacturers  1. Be active in the debate on our future in Europe  Manufacturers want to hear from other businesses not just politicians on what Europe means to …

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Some Conference Suggestions

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One year ago, Danny Alexander launched the Lib Dem Campaign for Manufacturing at Brighton. At the Spring Conference in March, the motion ‘Creating a Strong Manufacturing Sector in a Strong Economy’ was passed. This autumn in Glasgow, the debate is turning towards how we build a sustainable long term economic recovery. If you’re at Conference, …

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