Commenting ahead of the start of the Labour Party Conference, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

 

“Two years on from the general election, many businesspeople across the UK want to know more about what the Labour Party would do support business growth if it once again found itself in power. Companies want to know what Labour stands for, and how it would actively promote wealth creation, prosperity and growth.

 

“Ed Miliband and his team are yet to strike a chord with many in the business community. Labour must use its conference this week to set out new ideas to help stimulate growth, and offer reassurances to business on their commitment to deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility.

 

“Above all else, the opposition, like the other main political parties, needs to do more to demonstrate that it is unremittingly pro-enterprise, pro-growth and takes a long-term view. Britain needs a new model economy, and while the business community will put forward its ideas, the political class needs to rise to the challenge as well.”