The Chancellor’s first and last Autumn Statement

Delivering an economy that is resilient in the face of Brexit and driving largescale investment into infrastructure were the two key themes of Philip Hammond’s first set-piece announcement. Hammond spoke of an economy that had ‘confounded’ expectations in the months since the EU referendum. However, in a sober and measured performance, the Chancellor highlighted howRead more

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