2016 will see elections, likely a referendum, squabbles in the Labour party, the beginnings of the Tory leadership contest, and a number of major policy decisions taken. From retail to finance, local government to the business environment, the team at Westminster Advisers has put together a series of short commentaries on what the current dynamicsRead more
George Osborne’s announcement of a National Living Wage (NLW) was the centrepiece of his Summer Budget, important in itself and symbolic of a firmly centrist approach to governing. This briefing sets out the background to the introduction of the NLW. We take a look at the timeline for implementation and how it compares to theRead more
This note provides contact details for the key people across DECC, the Shadow Energy and Climate Change team, the Energy and Climate Change Committee, and other areas of government.
The end of the summer has been a busy period for politics. The refugee crisis, ongoing EU renegotiation, and Labour’s extraordinary leadership election have dominated the political headlines. As a result, little attention has been given to preparations for the November Spending Review. The review will define the framework under which this government will operateRead more
With Jeremy Corbyn now leader of the Labour party and Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition, we are facing a new political reality in Westminster. This note sets out our reflections on the result and the immediate and medium term implications. We have looked at the macro environment, the significance of the result forRead more
In this month’s edition we: Reflect on the latest developments in the debate about the retail market, and what the future holds. Consider what four years of policy work has led to for EMR, and whether the foundations of our new market arrangements are rock-solid. Assess the state of play for the onshore oil andRead more
Welcome to the first edition of Westminster Advisers’ Spotlight briefing – an at-a-glance summary of the current polls, what they suggest about the current state of play between the parties, and what they could mean for coalition negotiations in the (likely) event of a hung parliament after the election in May.