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Labour conference Has its Say on The Great BUsiness Debate

The Great Business Debate has been at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Manchester this week meeting people and hearing what they have to say about business.

photo editA key feature has been our comment wall where delegates are invited to answer a specific question each day about how business can contribute more. A full overview of the answers given can be seen on our Flickr page here.

MPs, including Ed Balls, Tristram Hunt, Seema Malhotra and Emily Thornberry, called in to take part, and Chuka Umunna can be seen here (picture on the right) making his contribution.

Away from our stand, business was central to many of the key issues being discussed. Following Labour’s pledge to increase the national minimum wage, there was discussion revolving around how to best spread the benefits of growth without negatively impacting businesses and jobs. You can read our analysis of this debate here.

We’ll be at the Conservative Party conference next week in Birmingham, and then with the Liberal Democrats in Glasgow the week after. If you are going to be there, please drop in on our stand and have a go at writing on our wall. In the meantime, please follow @bizdebate on twitter and have your say!

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