What does the Conservative Party manifesto mean for energy?

The Conservative manifesto contains several policies in three key areas that form a comprehensive package of energy market measures: interventions to protect markets for consumers; infrastructure investment plans, including new housing stock; and commitments to renewable energy and environmental targets. Taken together this presents several opportunities as well as some risks for the energy sector;Read more

What does the Conservative manifesto mean for housing?

There have been substantial movements in Conservative Party policy since the last election. As in other policy areas, the Tory manifesto contains commitments on housing that would not look out of place in Labour’s platform. This report looks at what the Conservative Party manifesto means for the different parts of the housing sector, from housingRead more

What does the Conservative manifesto mean for utilities?

The Conservative Party manifesto defines in detail how the Prime Minister intends to improve outcomes for ‘ordinary working families’, ensuring that markets work effectively and fairly. In both the tone and substance of the political and policy approach to utilities, there are marked differences from the agenda of previous Conservative governments with a greater willingnessRead more

Labour Party Manifesto cheat sheet

Our team at WA has an impressive and varied background, including former chiefs of staff to senior politicians, government special advisers and media handlers, journalists and a government digital strategist. We’ve applied our collective expertise to create a Labour manifesto cheat sheet to give you a quick insight into the politics behind the key measures withoutRead more

Liberal Democrat Manifesto cheat sheet

Our team at WA has an impressive and varied background, including former chiefs of staff to senior politicians, government special advisers and media handlers, journalists and a government digital strategist. We’ve applied our collective expertise to create a Liberal Democrat manifesto cheat sheet to give you a quick insight into the politics behind the key measuresRead more

WA Briefing: Conservative Manifesto

The Conservative Party manifesto reveals what many had suspected in the previous weeks – a much more interventionist approach to markets and a notable shift away from small-state conservatism. In doing so, it has adopted many policies traditionally associated with more socialist parties. However, it would be difficult to appropriately assess this manifesto on theRead more

WA Briefing: Liberal Democrat Manifesto

As expected, much of the Lib Dem manifesto focuses on mitigating, or even preventing, the impact of Brexit, in keeping with the party’s promise to be the “voice of the 48 per cent”. Since last year’s EU referendum, the Lib Dems have made clear that they intend to be the party of those who votedRead more

WA Briefing: Labour Party Manifesto

Labour’s manifesto launch came in two parts for this election: a traditional media-ready event (as media-ready as the Corbyn leadership can be) with cheering supporters and a glossy document, and an early leak of the draft, complete with typos and untested ideas which were due to be trailed in the run-up to final publication. ThisRead more