Writer: Mary Starks

Mary Starks on BBC Radio 4

Flint Partner Mary Starks speaks to BBC Radio 4 on whether the benefits system and energy companies are data matching effectively to help people in need.
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15 Nov, 2022

Mary Starks on BBC Radio 4

Flint Partner Mary Starks on BBC Radio 4 discussing the energy crisis.
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06 Sep, 2022

Common Problems with Regulation in Competitive Markets

I joined the distinguished line-up at the Regulatory Policy Institute’s summer conference on Diagnosing Regulatory Pathologies. Other speakers discussed problems with monopoly infrastructure regulation. I focussed on what goes wrong in regulation of competitive markets… Competitive markets are great at discovering what customers want and getting it to them. Market forces discover not only the […]
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20 May, 2022

Mary Starks on Sky News

Flint Partner Mary Starks was a panellist on Sky News The Great Debate: Is Britain running on empty? with Trevor Phillips.
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29 Sep, 2021

ESG – Here comes the Regulator

More Growth, More scrutiny ESG investment is surging. ESG bond fund sales are now worth more than $50bn and have tripled in three years. In equities, investors are increasing their demands on companies. After six months, 2021 has already seen a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions passed.   As investment activity grows, so does […]
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07 Jul, 2021

UK merger clearance – a higher hurdle?

It is becoming harder to get mergers cleared in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is taking an increasingly sceptical view and wants to go further by getting government to change the rules to make it even easier to block mergers involving large technology companies. Why has the CMA raised the bar, and is there a […]
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30 Jun, 2021

Our newest partner Mary talks about joining Flint and the big regulatory issues coming up in 2021

We interviewed Mary Starks after her first month at Flint to find out more about her previous regulatory experience and what she sees as the main regulatory challenges in 2021.   Mary joined Flint from Ofgem, where she was Executive Director for Consumers and Markets, leading the regulators’ work on retail markets, innovation, vulnerable consumers […]
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10 Dec, 2020
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