Toby Perkins MP

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Labour's Next Leader Must Convince Britain That Our Party Is Fit to Lead Our Country Again

(10) Comments | Posted 6 August 2015 | (00:00)

In two weeks Labour members will be receiving their ballot papers and choosing their preferred party leader. Many will vote in the first few days of the contest, and in just six weeks the contest will be over. The past three months have been about Labour talking to itself, but...

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Today We Have the Chance to Support Small Business By Tackling the Culture of Late Payment

(1) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (09:23)

Today Labour will take another step towards establishing ourselves as the party of small business with a move to support businesses who play by the rules and pay their bills on time.

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to customers who choose to pay their invoices late. Insolvency specialists have estimated...

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Clegg and Cable's Pub Visit - Yet Another Example of Labour Setting the Political Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2014 | (21:17)

On Tuesday morning, in a central London pub, Vince Cable and Nick Clegg got together to announce a new statutory regulatory code to manage the relationship between the large branded pub chains that own the majority of pubs in the UK (known as PubCos) and their licencees.


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Take a Moment to Think on Small Business Saturday

(1) Comments | Posted 6 November 2013 | (10:49)

It was Napoleon who first branded the British 'a nation of shopkeepers', a theme Adolf Hitler returned to 150 years later. But whilst these Anglophobic generals may have meant it as an insult, we British take great pride in our small retailers and jealously guard the variety and diversity they...

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Back Small Business Saturday to Help Our Independent Retailers

(0) Comments | Posted 3 January 2013 | (08:38)

Britain is rightly proud of its reputation as a nation of shopkeepers. The British value local shops and small businesses for much more than the products they sell. They understand their role as vital hubs which bring communities together.

I ran my own sportswear business before entering Parliament, and as...

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