Budget 2010 must include support for industrial investment
As political attention turns towards next week’s Budget, I was happy to be asked to comment on the needs of industry for Left Foot Forward. Regular readers will know of the TUC’s recent call for a French style strategic investment fund, with a £5bn budget, taking long term stakes in strategic companies. However, access to finance for companies, especially green tech companies or those that will improve the nation’s infrastructure, must be a priority as we move out of recession. I hope the Chancellor takes the opportunity to address this vital issue.