Driverless but not rudderless? The self-driving Department for Transport

Chris Grayling is having a rough old time of it. He has listed from bad headlines to calls for his resignation over the fluffed Brexit ferry contract, faced ire over pricier rail tickets that annually signal the end of the Christmas holidays, and had his past dragged up over the collapse of his flagship probationRead more

The future is female: how women’s health got technical

The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have created (and been a direct response to) some of the biggest headlines of 2018. They have created a renewed focus on many of the lingering inequalities women continue to face in the workplace, as members of society (both in the UK and elsewhere) and in the eyes ofRead more

300,000 is the magic number, but how do we reach our new homes target?

Lack of supply. Affordability squeeze. Generation rent. Britain is in the midst of a housing crisis, which the government believes will be solved by building at least 300,000 new homes a year. The unenviable task of delivering these new homes has been bestowed upon Homes England. Yet as a country, we haven’t built anywhere nearRead more

New Westminster Advisers report – The politics of technology

Today Westminster Advisers is launching a new report on the technology sector. Called The Politics of Technology, the report provides an overview of the government and opposition announcements on technology-related issues in Q1, and provides some analysis about what they mean for firms in the sector. It covers areas such as cybersecurity, child protection, adultRead more

Making the right call: political challenges facing the mobile industry

Today Westminster Advisers is launching a new report, Making the right call – political challenges facing the mobile industry. In it, we examine a range of political and policy risks facing mobile network operators (MNOs), Virtual Network Operators, manufacturers and resellers. As 2G and 3G connections have become widespread and commoditised, policymakers’ perceptions of themRead more

Cyber security: dealing with ‘the quiet emergency’

It is easy to start to feel uncomfortable when reading about the cyber threat to the UK. The figures alone are enough to be chilling: 93% of large corporations and 87% of small businesses reported a cyber-breach in the past year, with costs estimated at £450,000 to £850,000 for large businesses and £35,000 to £65,000Read more