MPs Want Increased Community Role For Companies
Although previous surveys of MPs have generally found greater support for corporate community investment (CCI) among Labour MPs, this year's research shows that support for CCI within Conservative ranks is growing too. Last year a mere 7% of Conservative MPs thought companies did not pay enough attention to their social responsibilities in comparison to 85% of Labour MPs. Today 83% of Labour MPs and 27% of Conservative MPs agree with this viewpoint. Overall, 94% of Labour MPs and 71% of Conservatives believe there is a greater role for industry to play in the community.
MFS Windfall Survey
MORI Financial Services conducted a survey on the response of consumers to special payouts ("windfalls") this year as a result of demutualisation activity in the building society and insurance sectors. The Bank of England participated in this survey. Among the other institutions participating were Barclays Bank PLC.