Health policy league table

NHS England is currently implementing a host of strategic programmes. The sheer volume is the result of legacy policies from the previous government, a new NHS England Chief Executive and the unexpected election of a Conservative government in 2015. Below we outline the most important strategic programmes. We have ranked them out of 10 onRead more

Budget Bingo

Will the Chancellor mention Mao? Is the long-term economic plan still in vogue? And what can we expect for the M62? Ahead of the Budget on 16th March, we’ve put together some ‘bingo cards’ that you can print off and play with during the Chancellor’s speech. Fill four squares, either vertically or horizontally, to win.

Will we stay or will we go now?

With the EU referendum now only weeks away, the thoughts of businesses across the UK are turning to the implications of the vote. Both a ‘leave’ and ‘Remain’ decision will have serious implications for politics and policy in the UK. Will the UK leave the EU? Our view is that it is unlikely, albeit notRead more

A look ahead: Politics and policy in 2016

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

Policy briefing: The National Living Wage

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

Navigating the new energy policy landscape

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 2015 Spending Review: Everything you need to know

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