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.

APSCo Insight – with Vacancysoft – Market opportunities for Recruiters, post July 4

APSCo Insight – with Vacancysoft – Market opportunities for Recruiters, post July 4

With a new government now in situ, the big question is, what will this mean for the job market, and what are the opportunities for the astute? The Labour party have already put forward some plans regarding how they want to change employment law. Similarly the energy industry looks like it will be getting a boost. What are the other areas to watch for?

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.

Technology, Automation and the future of Banking

Technology, Automation and the future of Banking

For the UK, Financial Services has a critical part to play, in terms of GDP, our balance of payments and employment. Within the Financial Services industry though, increasingly Fintech is starting to come to the fore. New challengers such as Starling, Monzo, Revolut and Wise have disrupted the incumbents and as a result, the industry has permanently changed.