Interview with Lord Shipley, Chair of the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee

The Lib Dem Peer Lord Shipley Chairs the new House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee. He talks to Liz Barclay about the challenges of creating jobs for the large numbers of young people looking for work, the skills firms need from those young people, and the important role of small businesses willing to innovate and create employment vital to the UK’s recovery.

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Interview with Darren Jones MP, Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

In the week that Arcadia and Debenhams collapsed we caught up with the Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Darren Jones MP, and talked to him about the impact of Covid on small businesses and self employed people and what he thinks it will take to get the UK working again.

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Food, drink and family emotions…a heady business mix

Family businesses and the food and drink sector are hugely important to the UK economy. Small businesses in those sectors are going to be more beneficial to the economy in the long run than big business, but they need a higher profile; they need certainty, stability and no surprises, and the world needs to be saved from mediocre gin. 

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