Taking a healthcare holiday – what I’ve learned

I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to take a healthcare break from it all? No more delayed discharge statistics, no more waiting on the Government’s response to the latest NICE consultation and no more making sure I know the latest amendments to a niche piece of secondary legislation. Last year I had theRead more

Chinese Whispers: Political murmurings and overseas investment

The latest insight from WA Investor Services 23rd June 2016 – referendum day – marked the end, or the beginning of the end, of a lot of things. Britain’s membership of the EU, of course. David Cameron’s premiership. George Osborne’s time in No. 11. Michael Gove and Boris Johnson’s friendship. Many thought it also heraldedRead more

What does the Budget mean for UK investors?

With the release of the government’s Budget yesterday, WA’s Investor Services team takes a look at some of the major announcements and what the impact could be for the UK investor market. Overall, Philip Hammond’s Budget has been well received by analysts for providing sensible spending decisions at this politically sensitive time. He gleefully addressedRead more

Strong foundations? The Government’s Housing White Paper

The government’s Housing White Paper had been heavily trailed and expectations were high as Sajid Javid delivered his statement in the House of Commons this afternoon. Having set out the scale of the challenge facing the country in relation to housing since Theresa May’s ascension as prime minister, pressure was on the government to deliverRead more

Sturgeon swimming upstream

I can’t help thinking that when Nicola Sturgeon sees her old boss Alex Salmond touring the TV studios that her heart is in her mouth hoping he’s not going to steal her thunder. Following Theresa May’s Brexit speech, the former First Minister used his airtime to declare that Scotland will likely hold indyref2 in theRead more

My goodness, McGuinness

The maladministration of a renewable energy scheme in Stormont could be about to plunge Northern Ireland into fresh elections and potentially either scupper or ease Theresa May’s plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March. The resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday triggers a seven-day period for Sinn Fein to nominateRead more