How British Politics Abandoned Faith In Energy Switching

Tom Bailey | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Bailey

If the policies of the two main political parties are anything to go by, the idea of a competitive energy market where consumers readily switch their supplier has been abandoned by the mainstream of British politics.

Mnuchin's Latest Production: A Regulatory "Back To The Future"

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary? Surely, this is a good thing, a man who knows the markets, a hard headed hedge-fund manager and successful busin...

We Should Embrace the Disruption That Technology Is Bringing to Our Lives

Paul Flatters | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Flatters

Everyone has a routine of some kind in their daily lives. Even those of us living what we might perceive to be lives of pure and unending chaos are still likely to be governed, to some extent, by eating, sleeping and working, not to mention hobbies and other leisure activities that fill space in between.

Something Is Rotten in the State of Business

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The Volkswagen scandal of widespread deception of regulators and of its customers has sent shock waves through the business world - in Germany and elsewhere. But are we really surprised?

Needed - A Good Child Protection System

Meg Munn | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

The spotlight on the activities of the likes of Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris, and current concerns about possible cover ups of establishment figures, must not distract us from our responsibility to ensure that today's child protection services function well.

Ten Reasons to Get Active and Stop TTIP

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be the biggest international 'free-trade deal' in history. It will standardise EU regulations with their almost non-existent US counterparts. Negotiations are secret and over 90 per cent consultants are corporate lobbyists, which is more than a little suspicious.

Where the UK Leads, the EU Should Follow

David Rutley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
David Rutley

If we can spread our positive vision of a reformed Europe in a global economy, EU reform will not just be possible, it will be unstoppable. By showing our neighbours what we can achieve domestically with deregulatory reform, we are leading by example. And if they don't follow? That will make any in/out referendum very interesting indeed.

Theresa May Told Off For Not Cutting Fast Enough

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been accused of jeopardising the government's "pro-business" agenda because of the slow pace of slashing red tape at the Home Office. ...

Britain's Conservative Majority has a True Friend in Mitt Romney

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As London literally warms up for the greatest show on earth, Governor Mitt Romney will meet Prime Minister David Cameron amidst last minute preparations for the Olympics Romney himself led ten short years ago.

Economic Growth or Greater Equality? You Choose

Dylan Evans | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dylan Evans

The Occupy Wall Street protests have exposed a fundamental dilemma at the heart of economics. People want economic growth, but they also want a fair distribution of wealth. Unfortunately, these two goals are not fully compatible.