WA appointed by the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) for strategic public affairs and communications brief

WA has been appointed by the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) to support the trade association and manage its strategic public affairs and communications during a vitally important period in the association’s development. NJUG is a trade association representing utilities and their contractors on street works issues. NJUG works on a UK-wide basis with nationalRead more

Brexit, Brexit and more Brexit

The UK’s departure from the EU increasingly reflected acrimonious divorce proceedings this week, as the House of Commons debated the Bill to allow the government to trigger Article 50. Despite divides between and within parties, impassioned arguments on both sides and wrangling late into the night, the Commons voted overwhelmingly for the government “to getRead more

We’ll SCI how this goes down

Earlier this month, Ofgem launched a new Supplier Cost Index (SCI). This new report replaces the Supply Market Indicator, which suffered from reliability issues. The SCI will track the ongoing trends in the energy supply market, revolving around the main elements that energy suppliers face. This update will be published on a quarterly basis, andRead more

What to expect from the Government’s Housing White Paper

The long-anticipated, repeatedly delayed Housing White Paper is finally due to be published next week. It will be a seminal moment for Theresa May’s government, and of course for the industry. Many of the policies contained in the White Paper have either been announced at the Autumn Statement or trailed heavily in the media. InRead more

Free trade trumped by travel ban

Why would one want the dubious title of First Foreign Leader To Meet President Trump? It seems like an honour many people in the current environment might actively avoid. But for Theresa May, who we know likes to review the evidence before taking decisions, it was no doubt a carefully cost-effected move to further herRead more

May’s industrial strategy – red flags and green lights

It comes as a surprise to nobody that the UK is facing a productivity crisis. Having already lagged considerably behind other OECD countries before 2008, the gap has only widened in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The government’s industrial strategy, unveiled earlier this week, is the latest attempt to address this. Met with cautiousRead more