Seema Malhotra speaking at Labour Business Conference
Seema Malhotra speaking at Labour Business Conference

MP for Feltham and Heston and Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers Seema Malhotra today spoke at the Labour Business Conference where Keir Starmer announced plans to make the UK the “high growth start-up hub of the world”.

Speaking at an event on how businesses can navigate the economic uncertainty caused by twelve years of Conservative government, Seema said:

British businesses need a Government at their side to provide the stable and supportive framework they need to meet the future with confidence 

This is going to take a serious plan for stability and growth that commands national and international confidence and makes Britain the best place to invest and to start or grow your business.

Labour has already announced plans to

  • Scrap business rates and replace them with a fairer system that is fit for the digital economy, and ensures high street businesses aren’t at a disadvantage. 
  • Institute a modern industrial strategy to support the sectors of the future and an active  working partnership with business and an effective business support system. 
  • Support entrepreneurs – Labour’s “Start Up, Scale Up” report published for the Conference will help us make Britain the best place to start and grow a new business, creating jobs and strengthening communities 
  • Fix holes in the Brexit deal so our businesses can export more abroad. 
  • Create green jobs across the country through Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan. From the plumbers and builders needed to insulate homes, to engineers and operators for nuclear and wind, Labour will make Britain a world leader in the industries of the future 
  • Institute a Skills Plan to tackle the labour market challenges and ensure we have the skills for the future.   


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