This bulletin is the first in a series of “Future Thinking” updates on the changing elements in the public policy debate, and how these should help to inform corporate and government decisions in areas such as health and social care, education and skills, productivity growth, trade and migration.
Recent developments at the Conservative party’s conference have done little to reduce uncertainty over the UK Government’s aims for trade policy post-Brexit, adding to the frustration expressed by some business groups.
REFORM OF BUSINESS RATES IN THE UK
POLLS AND BETTING ODDS IN THE UK GENERAL ELECTION
ELECTION ARITHMETIC FOR BREXIT AND THE BUDGET
BREXIT, FRANCE AND THE EU
In this bulletin we argue that the reasons invoked for protectionism by the new US administration have little or no economic basis, and that such a policy stance would be damaging to the US’s own self-interest and world trade more generally.
LESSONS FROM AUSTRALIA
UK ACCESS TO EU FINANCE FOR INVESTMENT AFTER BREXIT
BREXIT AND RESEARCH FUNDING IN UK UNIVERSITIES
THE WHAT, WHY AND HOW OF “DEMAND – SIDE REMEDIES
ELECTRICITY MARKET REFORMS
HOW TO NET SOME PRESENT VALUE
TRADE POLICY OPTIONS FOR THE UK
HOW CUSTOMERS’ VALUATIONS ARE AFFECTED BY COMPARATIVE INFORMATION
MAKING CUSTOMER FOCUS REAL
WHAT WHOLE SYSTEM COSTS MEAN FOR ENERGY POLICY
TAKE-OFF AT HEATHROW… EVENTUALLY
LESSONS FROM THE FIRSTGROUP UNDERTAKINGS REVIEW
HOW RETAIL BANKING IS GOING TO CHANGE