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Insights from the first year of the UK’s new subsidy control regime 

Overview The UK’s new post-Brexit subsidy control regime sits against a backdrop of governments across developed economies pursuing more active industrial policy. The UK’s trade partners, most notably the EU, are watching its subsidy regime and decisions closely.   There is significant domestic scrutiny too. Those responsible for scrutinising public spending, such as the National Audit […]
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17 Apr, 2024

In pursuit of a more growth-friendly regulatory landscape 

Supporting economic growth  Economic growth has been in short supply in the UK for many years now. And the fiscal space for governments to boost growth has become ever more constrained, with significant risks around the medium-term fiscal outlook. That’s thanks both to the legacy of this century’s financial, Covid and energy crises, and to […]
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30 Nov, 2023

Sovereignty, security and the UK emerging tech outlook

For the first time in decades, security concerns are king in industrial and economic policy. Few sectors are more impacted by this trend than emerging tech. US offensive action targeting semiconductor exports to China, together with the defensive CHIPS and Science Act, is the most significant peacetime national security market intervention by a Western power […]
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19 Dec, 2022

Challenge & opportunity – investor and business outlook for the UK health and care sector  

Key points What challenges are facing health and care?   The challenges facing the new Health Secretary heading into winter are not new: the Covid backlog; strain on emergency, primary and social care; and workforce pressures. However, the wider backdrop has worsened, with strike action by nurses and paramedics planned, and inflationary pressures squeezing existing spending […]
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14 Dec, 2022

An EU gas price cap in name only?

On 22 November, after months of discussions, and much pressure exerted by EU countries, the European Commission released its proposal for a gas price cap, entitled “Regulation establishing a market correction mechanism to protect citizens and the economy against excessively high prices”. But was it worth the wait? The proposal’s price cap per megawatt-hour is […]
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08 Dec, 2022
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