Where next for energy investors?

Potential price cap and consumer measures At the Conservatives’ Spring Conference, the Prime Minister signalled her intention to take further measures to bring down energy prices for consumers. Backbench Tory MP John Penrose has suggested a relative price cap which would limit the difference companies were allowed to charge between their cheapest deals and theirRead more

Trigger Happy

In January this year, Theresa May stood up in Lancaster House outlining her twelve negotiating priorities for Brexit talks, emphasising the need for a “new partnership” and finding a deal that worked for both sides. May did not shy away from tough rhetoric, threatening to walk away if she didn’t get the deal she wanted,Read more

WA hires HM Treasury senior adviser Aaron Yamoah

WA has announced that it has hired Aaron Yamoah, a senior policy adviser at HM Treasury to bolster its senior public affairs and strategic communications teams. Aaron joins WA with over five years’ experience advising ministers and delivering new policies in HM Treasury. Aaron was initially responsible for the Treasury’s competition agenda where he playedRead more

Brewing up a storm: Sturgeon’s bid for indyref2

This month, we have seen the debate on Scotland’s independence remerge as Nicola Sturgeon indicated intentions to agree a section 30 order with the UK government, effectively creating the pathway for another referendum. Sturgeon has made clear she wants to hold a vote sometime between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019, allowing Scots to decide theirRead more

Mother knows best

We live and breathe politics and policy. For those of us that get excited with every Early Day Motion and ministerial speech, it is easy to get wrapped up in it all. For us, a policy announcement is immediately broken down into small parts, and each tweet by a Parliamentary Private Secretary parsed for meaning.Read more

The price isn’t right

As winter energy bills slip through drafty letterboxes up and down the UK, debates over energy prices continue to rumble on. The Prime Minister said last week that the energy market is “one market that is manifestly not working for all consumers”, and reiterated that the government would soon be setting out its plan for improvingRead more

Taking a healthcare holiday – what I’ve learned

I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to take a healthcare break from it all? No more delayed discharge statistics, no more waiting on the Government’s response to the latest NICE consultation and no more making sure I know the latest amendments to a niche piece of secondary legislation. Last year I had theRead more