Liberal Democrat case for a John Lewis economy
14 March 2012
Graeme Nuttall's recent appointment as the
Government's independent adviser on employee ownership, Deputy
Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has given further support for building
a "John Lewis" economy.
In his speech to the Liberal
Democrat's Spring Conference on 11 March 2012 the Liberal Democrat
Leader said "[We] will rebalance power in the workplace.
That's why I want us to build a "John Lewis" economy, where workers
have a real stake. Not capital versus labour, bosses versus
workers but modern enterprises built on shared endeavour and shared
profit. An old liberal idea to build a new liberal
This follows on from his
Mansion House speech in January 2012 when he
announced the Government would "drive to introduce the concept of
employee ownership into the mainstream British economy".
Graeme Nuttall is working
with the Government to identify the barriers to employee ownership
and help find the solutions to knock them down. The
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is now seeking views
from employee owned businesses and other stakeholders for
discussion with Graeme Nuttall. Interested parties may
contribute to the discussion by contacting EmployeeOwnership@bis.gsi.gov.uk.