Regulation

Boris' Pro-EU Dad Defends Daughter's Decision To Join Lib Dems But Would Still Vote Tory

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson’s father has defended his daughter’s decision to join the Liberal Democrats - but said his “tribal loyalty” to the Tories would ...

Labour 'Confident' Of Defeating May On Brexit Bill In Lords

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is heading for a fresh showdown with the House of Lords over Brexit after Labour said it was “confident” of defeating the Government o...

Why Care Regulation Needs to Change

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

The Care Quality Commission or CQC has probably one of the most important jobs in the country: to make sure that people who need care are safe from abuse. Unfortunately the evidence is that they are failing in this task and they are bound to fail because of how they are organised and how they think.

Brexit Briefing: Michael Fish, Apologetic Experts and Jenga

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your ...

Commodity v Utility: The Heart Of The Housing Crisis

Simon Sapper | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

House builders have reignited the housing debate with two new reports. First Berkeley Homes' boss Rob Perrins garnered publicity for calling out the P...

RegTech - A Fad Or The Future Of Regulatory Compliance?

Mark Gossington | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

RegTech refers to a number of different technology solutions that can address different aspects of the compliance landscape. Currently these solutions are focused on automating everyday compliance tasks and reducing operational risks associated with meeting compliance and reporting obligations.

The Shared Economy: Time For The Regulators To Catch Up

Janvi Patel | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Janvi Patel

The argument is that the shared economy is essentially employing workers, but without the worker rights and protections that we have built gradually up as a society over the last few decades. Many find this hard to reconcile, not least the companies because the individuals want complete freedom and control of their day and working life and want a platform which provides them access to the market which they can dip in and out of at their will.

Loose Talk Could Cost Livelihoods

Mike Foreman | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Office culture is changing rapidly. Many companies now allow employees to use group messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's a new and largely unregulated medium. The odds are that it's just a matter of time before careless employee chat habits leave companies open to cyber attack, costing them their jobs and possibly their bosses' jobs too.

We Need the EU's Regulated Duvets

Gabriel Webber | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

As crowd-funded right-wing films go, Brexit the Movie isn't bad. It's slick, well-presented and looks pretty professional. The area in which it's lac...

New Gambling Measures Side-step the Problem

Adam Bradford | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Adam Bradford

Many of you will know that my family suffered a heartbreaking tragedy when my father's gambling bombshell hit. Almost exactly two years ago, my fath...

The Value of Experience

Beth Britton | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK
Beth Britton

In recent weeks condemnation has followed the news that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - who regulate health and social care services in England - ...

TfL Threatens Quality of the Private Hire Sector With Proposed Rules

Justin Peters | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

We strongly urge TfL to consider making a set of requirements that are applicable and fair to both parties, as each one plays an essential role in providing a safe and reliable transport service for Londoners. Passenger safety is not just an issue with minicabs on London's roads.

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?

The Brexit Paradox

Gregor Irwin | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

If businesses are worried about referendum uncertainty now, as Mark Carney suggests, this may only be a foretaste of greater uncertainty to come.

Is the U.S. Opening the Door for Europe to Lead in Tech?

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

For 20 years, U.S. Internet policy was the gold standard. It led to massive investments in infrastructure and drove innovation. Europe and the rest of the world are still trying to catch-up.

The Dark Side of Social Media: What Your Children Are Really Seeing

Steph Weller | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

Forget your top-shelf magazines, the 9pm TV Watershed, parental advisory labels, film and game ratings - these regulations seem so irrelevant right now. We place so much importance on these offline so why don't we care about them online? Why aren't we controlling what is out there?

Charity Regulation: Time to Debate the Fundamentals, Not Just the Charity Commission and Its Chair

John Tizard | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The re-appointment of William Shawcross as Chair of the Charity Commission has understandably and rightly sparked much media and charity sector interest in his views and political allegiance as well as the role of the Commission itself. The latter is old news...

Fracking: Regulation Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

The Green Lobby should not be able to tarnish shale gas extraction in the UK with examples from a country with a wildly different regulatory regime, nor should the public be concerned that UK regulators are impotent bodies.

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Stricter Regulations Needed On Laxatives Sales, Warn Experts

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating disorder charity Beat has called for a change in regulations surrounding the sale of laxatives, following a 30% increase in calls from people u...

Is it Time to Bury Capitalism?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If we are ever to have a hope of rebalancing the books, meeting the future costs of the NHS, and satisfying our pension liabilities we need to look beyond capitalism. It's served a fortunate few well, but it has failed the majority. It's time to bury it alongside socialism and look for a better successor to both.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.

The UK Dating Awards - One Single Girl Attempting to Change the Face of British Dating

Charly Lester | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Charly Lester

This November I'm organizing a huge event. I've booked the venue. I've got the table centerpieces sorted. I've ordered the table cloths, and figur...

A Range of Voices in the Press Is Not Enough, We Need a Range of Pictures, Too

Clare Finney | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Clare Finney

Like many journalists, I revel in the cacophony of voices our papers present - but that is not enough. Humans see as well as listen. To ensure balance - of news, comment or of features - we need a range of photos too.

Changing Values and Internet Versus TV Watershed

Pippa Smith | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

While the watershed does usefully remind us that there is offensive and harmful material on our screens after 9.00pm, with the challenge posed by the internet and on demand TV is the watershed past its sell by date?