Miliband cancels new drilling licenses in the North Sea. What now?

Miliband cancels new drilling licenses in the North Sea. What now?

In one stroke of a ministerial pen, the drilling licenses which Sunak had committed to, were cancelled. Miliband for a long time has been an advocate of clean energy and has committed to decarbonizing the national grid, in full, by 2030. At the same time, in a sign this Government are prepared to tackle the NIMBYs head on, previous restrictions regarding on shore wind farms are to be removed and investment into solar power infrastructure is to be trebled.

Can Labour Kickstart the Northern Powerhouse?

Can Labour Kickstart the Northern Powerhouse?

Given the recent general election, it is no surprise that vacancies dropped in June. With Businesses waiting on the outcome of the election, whilst Labour winning was a given, the coming weeks will now see a blitz of policy announcements, which will give greater clarity when it comes to investment.

Corporate Services – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, June 2024

Corporate Services – UK Life Sciences Labour Market Trends, June 2024

The UK’s political landscape is particularly noteworthy with Europe facing a series of summer elections. If it gains power, the Labour Party has explicitly stated its intention to improve trade relations with the EU. Although specific plans have not been detailed, any shift in this direction could alleviate the sectoral dampening caused by Brexit.

Final Countdown to Election day, but what about after?

Final Countdown to Election day, but what about after?

Is it the responsibility of Government to directly stimulate economic growth, or is it for them to create the environment where businesses invest themselves? Statism, or interventionist supply side policies are coming to the fore once more, and for the incoming Labour Government, there are a myriad of policy proposals designed to achieve growth.

Transformation & Change – UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, May 2024

Transformation & Change – UK Insurance Labour Market Trends, May 2024

Insurance companies are facing a myriad of challenges at a time when there is deep uncertainty in the industry and the global economy. Similarly, transformation projects have changed and now require a far greater focus on data and analytics capabilities. The trend toward digitalisation has resulted in companies embracing the cloud, and with each wave of transformation, the level of cost and complexity has increased.