Westminster Advisers examine the facts and figures in the Autumn Statement and analyse the political context.
It’s been another busy few months for the energy policy debate. Ed Miliband’s commitment to introduce an energy price freeze if elected in 2015 has captured the attention of many voters, prompted threats to investment, won praise from some quarters, and left the Government apparently unsure how to respond, but frantically reviewing policy costs onRead more
Wider broadband access is self-evidently good for consumers, businesses and the government. But how to achieve that goal is proving controversial. In our report, we examine the criticisms of the rollout so far, and scrutinise the associated policy debates. Connecting the country to broadband is an excellent step forward, but only if people and businessesRead more
They are in every pocket in the country. But the mobile phone operators are facing unprecedented challenges. What are they, and what can the operators do about them?
With politicos up and down the country packing their bags for the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative party conferences, the team at Westminster Advisers has conducted an analysis of the parties’ fringe programmes. In our Open Season analysis we look at why certain politicians are more conspicuous than others at fringe events, and why someRead more
Last week, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published its long-awaited White Paper. The document is designed to pave the way for legislation to update the 2003 Communications Act. In this briefing we examine what’s in the White Paper, and what it means for companies and consumers.
The Digital Economy Act was passed just before the 2010 election. In this briefing we examine why the Act has not come into effect yet, and explore the what implementation would mean for ISPs, wifi providers, content hosts and end users. We’ll also look at alternative approaches the government could take to tackling online piracy.Read more
The last three months have been a busy period for energy policy in the UK. We have learnt more about the Government’s intentions on Electricity Market Reform, 2030 EU energy targets, community benefits and planning issues for shale, onshore renewables and nuclear, the future of biomass and more. At the same time there has beenRead more