Charlie Mullins believes in The Independent Group, should the rest of business society follow him?

A number of UK Labour and Conservative politicians have taken the ultimate plunge, and have broken away from their respective parties to form The Independent Group, a liberal but (as of yet) non-party organisation. We attend an exclusive event where spokesperson and ex-Labour leader hopeful, Chuka Umunna, explains why the group has formed, its intentions for the future, and why it’s attracting high profile entrepreneurs (who says it’s only the Tories that care about enterprise!?).

Regional Growth Fund almost 1bn behind schedule

Labour's shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna will today hit out at the performance of the coalition's Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which distributes business funding around the country.