PracticeConsultingLabour sets out priorities

Labour sets out priorities

Removing obstacles to enterprise and closing the productivity gap are among the aims for industry if Labour win the next election.

In an exclusive pre-general election opinion piece for Accountancy Age, the trade secretary says his priorities for business are increased competition and better educational standards.

His comments come as William Hague launches his campaign with a crusade against Labour tax policy.

Tony Blair is widely thought to be preparing to call a May election and has support among finance directors. This weeks’ Accountancy Age/Reed Accountancy Personnel Big Question found 41% of FDs believe a second Labour term will be good for business.

The article by Stephen Byers can be found by clicking here and an opposing view from shadow trade secretary David Heathcoat-Amory here.

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