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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told conference Labour was ‘on the threshold of power’. Photo credit: Chatham House

Labour conference draws mixed response

By Michael Stones

The Labour Party conference in Brighton this week drew a mixed response from food manufacturing and business leaders, with plans for a new industrial strategy drawing praise but criticism of business finding less favour.

 EEF were dissapointed by Cameron's policy over an EU referendum

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Conservative manifesto ‘disappointing’ for manufacturers

By Laurence Gibbons

David Cameron’s policy to let the public decide on an EU referendum, revealed in the Conservative manifesto today, was “disappointing”, according to the boss of the manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

George Osborne's employee ownership plan is 'not relevant to all businesses': CBI

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CBI and Sainsbury bosses slam chancellor’s employee ownership

By Gary Scattergood and Mike Stones

Major manufacturing firms are unlikely to be tempted by chancellor George Osborne’s flagship employee ownership policy announced at the Conservative Party Conference, says the UK’s leading business organisation. Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King...

Huw Irranca-Davies: food manufacturers should share research results

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Food manufacturers should share research: Shadow DEFRA minister

By Gary Scattergood

The food and drink industry received its fair share of attention - and plaudits - at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester this week. It was held up as rare success story in tricky economic times by shadow secretary of state for the Department for...

Tories slam government dithering on credit

Tories slam government dithering on credit

By Hayley Brown

“Dithering and paralysis in government” on issues such as credit insurance and credit availability are costing people their jobs and businesses,...

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