In-out source it all about

It’s now a little over a week since the collapse of Carillion and the implications of the construction firm’s collapse continues to dominate political discourse across Westminster (Brexit notwithstanding). The government is faced with the immediate question over what role they’ll play in helping resolve the crisis, while also being forced to think about introducingRead more

The EU Withdrawal Bill: To kill, or not to kill? That is the question…

Last week saw the highly contentious EU Withdrawal Bill pass from the House of Commons to the House of Lords in what was widely agreed to have been a smooth passage for the Bill. However, with its second reading set to take place early next week in one of the largest and most Europhilic parliamentaryRead more

The nightmare after Christmas

The festive period feels like a long time ago for many of us, but the financial wreckage of Christmas sales still feels fresh on the high street. Concerns over the precarious state of Britain’s languishing consumer economy have intensified this week as several big retailers shocked investors with reports of weak Christmas sales. Marks andRead more

A ‘health tax’ won’t fix the NHS, but it’s a good start….

More than 100 years ago Winston Churchill, on a fact-finding mission to Germany on behalf of a UK Government Commission, marvelled at how the newly-created system of national insurance provided the German people with a safety net in times of sickness or unemployment. It was, in 1908, a revolutionary idea. Eager to keep pace withRead more

The Automotive Sector Deal – a clear road ahead?

The Government this week published its much anticipated Automotive Sector Deal – the third of the four sector deals promised in November’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. The Deal, which the Government claims is the first of many with the sector, aims to build on the existing partnership between the Government and industry through the AutomotiveRead more