What are the odds? Your fruit machine is about to change

The gambling industry is eagerly awaiting the outcome of the government’s review on gambling machines, and there is tension in the air over who will hold the ace when the cards are dealt. With something of a hiatus on investment since the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched its review in OctoberRead more

Reflections on Manchester: the top ten things WA learnt this week

Commentators and pundits have broadly agreed that this week’s Conservative Party conference wasn’t a huge success. A flat atmosphere, no clear future direction, and of course, that speech. Here WA’s team on the ground – Jenny Ousbey, Peter Jones, Bobbie Davies, Angus Hill and Aaron Yamoah – share their collective insights from Manchester:   FirstRead more

The winds of change – How offshore wind is set to dominate the UK’s energy landscape and what this auction means for the future of CfDs

The game has changed Monday’s CfD auction winners’ announcement revealed that two new offshore wind farms, with a capacity of 2336MW between them, would be able to generate energy at a strike price (the price that Government will guarantee to pay) of just £57.50 per MWh. To put this into perspective, DONG Energy’s Hornsea 1Read more

With big data comes big responsibility

With big data comes big responsibility Every week we’re seeing new warnings about how Brexit will impact different parts of the UK economy. Proposed changes to data protection rules have been highlighted as the latest concern after the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee published a report last week calling for “unhindered and uninterrupted”Read more

Five new social media stars of the 2017 Parliament

One month on from the General Election, the new intake of MPs has had a chance to bed in. And with the pressures of campaigning behind them, their voices as MPs in office – as opposed to candidates – are starting to take shape. For parliamentarians, social media is now a legitimate channel for politicalRead more

WA Investor Services analysis of the general election result

By this point, you might think that investors would be getting used to uncertainty. Uncertainty over Brexit. Uncertainty over Scottish independence. Uncertainty over who Boris Johnson might offend next. Last night’s general election result appears to be the next chapter in this book as Theresa May squandered a 20-point lead in the polls and isRead more