Service or Sector: UK policy and political analysis

5 lessons from the demise of Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan  

After months of speculation, Keir Starmer has confirmed that Labour has dropped its commitment to spend £28 billion per year on its Green Prosperity Plan. Labour blamed the decision on the deterioration in the public finances under the Conservatives and attempted to fend off criticism by reaffirming other elements of its net zero policy, including the […]
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09 Feb, 2024

Labour’s preparations for power - access talks begin

Labour’s preparations for government are intensifying. Access talks between Labour and senior civil servants have now been requested by Labour and authorised by the Prime Minister. They will start soon – but they will be very private and there will be wariness on both sides.    What happens in the access talks between Labour and […]
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19 Jan, 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

The King’s Speech: a first for the King, the last for this parliament  

The Bills have been decided and the speech is being drafted - businesses need to be agile if they are to shape government proposals. More weight is resting on the King’s Speech on 7th November than it can possibly bear.   How should businesses prepare for this session’s uncertainty?  What do we already know about the […]
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27 Oct, 2023

Stuck in the middle? Finding the UK’s role in the global innovation race 

The UK must find its global niche in emerging technology industries, as reduced domestic political volatility coincides with an increase in geopolitical tensions. As Labour prepares its policies in this area, the March Budget and the rest of the year will see the UK Government making major decisions with impacts on innovation, R&D and the […]
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10 Mar, 2023

Policy outlook for investors 2023+

After a tumultuous political year, 2023 will see a more stable political environment in the UK. This will create opportunities for investors, but business should continue to hedge against geopolitical risk.   Below we set out some of the key opportunities and themes:  1. Companies and investors should start to engage with and prepare for Labour […]
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13 Jan, 2023
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