Reflections on outsourcing

Since 2010, businesses working with government and the wider public sector have made a great play of their commercial prospects in the UK.  Investor presentations by CEO’s of the major outsourcing businesses are littered with references to the free market coalition government being less ideologically opposed to outsourcing than previous governments.  Stockbrokers put long-term publicRead more

Growing pains – aviation capacity in the south-east

“Delay, prevarication and indecision” is how Heathrow Airport’s management body describes successive governments’ policy on expanding air capacity in south-east England. There is no lie in the claim that there has been consistent failure to address the lack of capacity in London airspace. The Davies commission, which has been charged with looking at the proposalsRead more

What next for online child protection?

Today David Cameron is making a speech in which he is widely expected to announce plans to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to automatically block access to pornography unless users specifically opt in. In addition, online porn depicting rape will be outlawed in England (it is already illegal in Scotland) and search engines will automaticallyRead more

What future for Private Rented Sector housing?

The Communities and Local Government Committee has today published its report into the private rented sector (PRS). Among the areas that the committee examined were the quality of PRS housing; the operation of discretionary licensing schemes; the length and security of tenancy agreements; and the interaction between housing benefit and rent. The Department for CommunitiesRead more

The WA team is expanding! Can you be a part of it?

We’re recruiting for an Account Director in our Health team, an Account Manager and an intern. If you’re interested in any of these roles, please contact us using the details below. Account Director – Health We’re looking for an Account Director to join our rapidly growing health practice. You will have relevant experience of workingRead more