US scrutiny, UK ramifications: pharma pricing in the political spotlight

Pharma companies and their approach to pricing are back in the political spotlight. While there are major differences between US parties on most issues, the debate on drug pricing has united them as last week top executives from seven major pharmaceutical companies were called to testify in front of Congress. A combative session lasted severalRead more

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Problem

As set out in the Road to Zero Strategy, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, and for all vehicles to be zero-emission by 2050. This is a significant commitment to electric vehicles and is part of the government’s wider Clean Growth Strategy. The government anticipates that mostRead more

Brexit: two significant shifts

After weeks of stalemate and delay over Brexit, we now finally have two significant developments in the form of evolving positions from both main Party leaders. Firstly, Jeremy Corbyn has bowed to pressure to support a second referendum if an amendment calling for Labour’s preferred approach to Brexit (a customs union and close alignment withRead more

The politics of change?

The term historic is becoming commonplace in relation to UK politics in recent times but the formation of a new Independent Group of 11 MPs, eight from Labour and three former Conservatives, does represent a very significant moment. Nothing quite like it has been seen since the formation of the Social Democratic Party in 1981.Read more

No-deal Brexit and the Long Term Plan for Health: what’s at risk?

In launching the NHS Long Term Plan, Theresa May promised stability amidst all the instability. Key headlines include half a million lives over the next ten years to be saved through preventing diseases such as strokes and heart disease, and true efforts to bring parity to mental and physical health. But with fears increasing thatRead more

WA named a finalist in 2019 Private Equity Awards

WA Investor Services have been shortlisted for the Specialist Adviser of the Year category in the 2019 Private Equity Awards. The prestigious Private Equity Awards recognise the best practitioners and advisers in the industry, with a rigorous shortlisting process conducted by a panel of leading industry experts. The Specialist Adviser of the Year award is bestowed uponRead more