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Iain Hasdell

Iain is the Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association – the leading body in the UK for businesses, whether of private sector or public service origin – that are owned by their employees. The EOA represents employee owned businesses that contribute over £30bn to UK GDP each year.

Immediately prior to joining the EOA Iain built and ran a large business as a Senior Partner at the international consulting firm KPMG. There he worked with businesses across most sectors of the economy focusing on economic competiveness, public private partnerships and also public service reform.

He has an extensive track record of nurturing start up businesses, helping existing private sector businesses grow and in creating new enterprises that have spun out of the public sector.

His current activities are focused on growing the number of employee owned businesses in the UK both through direct advice and assistance to businesses and also through work to create a more enlightened tax, and regulatory framework for employee ownership in the UK.

Iain is also a former parliamentary advisor on Anglo-Irish relations, social welfare reform and aspects of industrial policy.

He strongly advocates a much bigger role for employee ownership in the economy and greater democracy in the work place.

He is a Member of two independent bodies, The Mutuals Task Force and the Employee Engagement Task Force that advise Government, other political parties and also businesses across the economy on public service spin outs and employee engagement matters respectively.

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What are the Implications of proroguing Parliament?

During his campaign, Boris Johnson made it very clear that when it comes to proroguing Parliament, he is “not going to take anything off the...

ResPublica’s submission to CMA

Download the full text of the submission On 3rd July 2019, the CMA launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market...

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Productive Places | WSP and ResPublica

On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report...

ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved...

ResPublica Response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The...

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...