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The policy commission on which I sit deals with the economy, business and trade. At our meeting in June we focussed on trade issues, just ahead of the two trade bills returning to parliament.

NPF Report Summer 2018: preparing policy for the Labour Party Conference

The policy commission on which I sit deals with the economy, business and trade. At our meeting in June we focussed on trade issues, just ahead of the two trade... Read more

Labour International has submitted its views to the Party’s consultation on the National Education Service. The submission includes:

  • restoring the central role of local education authorities in the system,
  • representation of staff, parents and community interests on governing bodies with student councils feeding in,
  • a national equalities curriculum,
  • a free hot meal for all primary school students,
  • funding for school social workers,
  • reducing the administrative burden on teachers,
  • ending tuition fees,
  • realistic education maintenance grants,
  • guaranteed place for all 2-4 year olds, and
  • ending tax advantages of private schools.

Labour International Response on the National Education Service

Labour International has submitted its views to the Party’s consultation on the National Education Service. The submission includes: restoring the central role of local education authorities in the system, representation... Read more

A draft policy statement has been prepared by Lawrence McCarthy in response to the Party’s consultation on a National Education Service. Members and Branches are invited to send any comments or amendments to npf@labourinternational.net. The draft will be discussed at an on-line meeting on 16 June.

Labour International Submission to Labour Party Policy Consultation 2018

A draft policy statement has been prepared by Lawrence McCarthy in response to the Party’s consultation on a National Education Service. Members and Branches are invited to send any comments... Read more

Since the Party launched this year’s policy consultation the NPF commission on Economy, Business and Trade has continued to meet with sessions in London in March and May.

At this stage the meetings are concerned with taking evidence and so far we have had presentations from IPPR the left wing think tank, and from Graham Turner, who is advising John McDonnell on reforming the finance sector.

Report Back from the Economy Commission

Since the Party launched this year’s policy consultation the NPF commission on Economy, Business and Trade has continued to meet with sessions in London in March and May. At this... Read more

Each year the Party consults its members on policies for the future manifesto. The consultation for 2018 has just been opened and CLPs, branches, members and other stakeholders are invited to contribute by 24 June.

Help to make Labour Party Policy

Each year the Party consults its members on policies for the future manifesto. The consultation for 2018 has just been opened and CLPs, branches, members and other stakeholders are invited... Read more

The NPF held one of its rare meetings in Leeds on 17 and 18 February. The programme included an address by the party leader, three plenary sessions, one on the democracy review, one on health policy and one on Brexit. In addition, there were three breakout sessions during which parallel workshops looked at the draft consultation documents prepared by the eight policy commissions.

Policy Making in Leeds, February 2018

The NPF held one of its rare meetings in Leeds on 17 and 18 February. The programme included an address by the party leader, three plenary sessions, one on the... Read more

The economy commission of the NPF held its second meeting of the current cycle in London in January. It heard briefings from the front bench teams, discussed the consultation document and received a presentation of data on employment.

Report on the Economic Policy Commission

The economy commission of the NPF held its second meeting of the current cycle in London in January. It heard briefings from the front bench teams, discussed the consultation document... Read more

The National Policy Forum has been inactive since the General Election. Its plenary meeting scheduled for the summer was cancelled and, after a flurry of activity while the manifesto was finalised, the policy commissions have had little to do. We still reply to submissions made through the website (policyforum.labour.org.uk) but we hadn’t met since the election.

All that changed in December with meetings of the policy commissions. My commission (Economy, Business and Trade) met on 13 December and set a programme for work over the next few months. The short notice meant that many members sent apologies, including Barry Gardiner and Rebecca Long Bailey. John Mc Donnell was the only front bencher to make it.

 

Economy Policy Commission: December 2017

The National Policy Forum has been inactive since the General Election. Its plenary meeting scheduled for the summer was cancelled and, after a flurry of activity while the manifesto was... Read more

This year’s election demonstrated the value of a strong, radical policy position as expressed in the manifesto. The Party aims to build on the manifesto in future policy development.

Contributing to Labour Party Policy 2018

This year’s election demonstrated the value of a strong, radical policy position as expressed in the manifesto. The Party aims to build on the manifesto in future policy development. Read more

Looking through the Labour Party Manifesto I found clear evidence that the contribution we have been making to the policy process has had an effect.

Labour International Influence on the Manifesto

Looking through the Labour Party Manifesto I found clear evidence that the contribution we have been making to the policy process has had an effect. Read more

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