Margin calls in the energy sector: what does the government’s current agenda mean for investors?

Newspaper headlines in recent days have been full of analysis of energy company profit margins and the energy system capacity margin. The Sun claimed that energy companies were making much more money from customers than they had previously stated. The UK sent energy to France for the first time in years, putting pressure on theRead more

Westminster Advisers shortlisted for Consultancy Campaign of the Year in Public Affairs Awards 2016

Westminster Advisers is delighted to have been shortlisted for Consultancy Campaign of the Year in the Public Affairs Awards 2016 for our work with the Cycle to Work Alliance, a coalition of leading providers of the cycle to work scheme. Westminster Advisers worked with the Alliance to protect the scheme from the Government’s plans toRead more

Workforce woes? Political risk and the UK labour market

Something of a political football during both 2015’s general election campaign and this year’s EU referendum, immigration has become a red line for government. In seeking to boost her Brexit credentials and win political ground from Labour and UKIP (despite having failed to reduce net migration during her six-year stint as Home Secretary) Theresa MayRead more

Statement of intent

It has been somewhat overshadowed by the unfolding drama around Brexit, but in just over a fortnight Philip Hammond will present his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor. It will be the first major set-piece announcement on the state of the government’s finances and public spending priorities since the EU referendum result in June. Since becomingRead more

Bienvenue a Paris: What are the implications of France’s pitch to become the financial centre of Europe?

Much has been made of the future of the City of London, and its ability to retain its position as a world-class financial hub in light of the Brexit vote. In the wake of the referendum vote, speculation has been steadily mounting that Paris could make a play to become the new centre for businessRead more