Three Ways To Fix Britain’s Broken Competiton Regime  

Speech to Westminster Forum  

 Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP

Chair, Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund: 

Since the creation of the Competition and Markets Authority in 2013, competition has stalled, big companies have got ever bigger, and productivity has flatlined. 

 

In the spiritual home, of the free market this is a problem. 

 

Image of Birmingham

7 Years ago I warned that Child Poverty was costing our city over £1 billion. Now, new figures from @IIECP show things are going from bad to worse with 20,000 more children in poverty than when we first reported. The East Birmingham Taskforce is asking the Government to take concrete action now. You can read more here 

Liam in a food kitchen

If there was one reason I was standing for mayor it was to make homelessness history and deliver a right to  food. Having lost we need to think again about how we deliver that.

Picture of Liam at Mayoral Election Count 2021

I stood to be Mayor to make homelessness history and to render foodbanks something of the past; to lead green Britain and bring back industry. We won convincingly in 2 of our great cities – Birmingham and Coventry and in the Borough of Sandwell. But that was not enough to win the Mayoral election. To the winner, Andy Street, I offer my support and congratulations.