As the curtain falls on 2017, grocery retailers are this week publishing their Christmas results. Media and industry commentators single out the 1-year underlying like-for-like sales growth figure (“LFLs”) posted by all major grocery retailers, with those at the top end of the range hailed as the most successful.
Amar Breckenridge, Senior Associate at Frontier, spoke today at a policy round table convened by the Kadirgamar Institute, Sri Lanka’s leading foreign policy institute. Amar spoke on the implications of Brexit for South Asia, and Sri Lanka in particular.
Frontier has announced promotions within its management team for 2018. Paul Cullum, Kat Deyes and Christoph Gatzen are promoted from Manager to Associate Director. Fraser Davison, Laura Petschnig, Danail Popov, Hanna Rotarius, Michael Yang and Michael Zähringer are promoted from Consultant to Manager.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today formally given unconditional clearance to the anticipated merger between Booker, the UK’s largest wholesaler, and Tesco, the UK’s largest grocery retailer.
Germany and the European Union have set ambitious energy and climate policy targets. A key element in achieving them is linking carbon emission reductions in the housing, transport and industrial sectors.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out more detail on its regulatory approach to competition. It follows the launch of the FCA’s Mission and a commitment to publish a series of documents explaining the regulator’s approach in more detail.
OSIPTEL, the Peruvian telecoms regulator, today held a public hearing to present its proposals for the mobile termination rate (MTR) that operators charge for calls terminating on their networks.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the conduct of financial services firms in the UK, has today released a new consultation on remedies to address issues of persistent debt and identifying customers in potential financial difficulty.
TUI Group has today released its latest results covering the 2017 financial year. TUI is the world’s largest integrated tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide, and the results show continued strong earnings growth.
The Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates the conduct of financial services firms in the UK, has today set out new rules requiring banks to publish data on six aspects of their current account service quality.
The Latin America Centre for Telecommunications Studies today published a Frontier study on competition in dynamic markets. The study looks at the challenges facing regulatory market analysis in the telecoms sector, highlighting the importance of dynamic competition as a source of consumer benefits in the long term.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy team, today spoke to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He discussed the role of energy systems in supporting Britain in a competitive world.
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced further successes in reducing pension costs for many customers, with reduced charges on over £24.9 billion of assets. Frontier conducted the original audit of pension scheme charges in 2014 on behalf of the Independent Programme Board.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) today launched a report , written in collaboration with Frontier Economics, on how the economic contribution made by architecture services to the UK economy could be affected under future trade arrangements between the UK and the EU.
New analysis by Frontier explores the contribution of publishing industry to the UK economy. The report, commissioned by the Publishers Association and released today, finds that the publishing sector contributes £3.2 billion of gross value added (GVA) directly to the economy, and employs 29,000 people.
Technology Ireland today published a report by Frontier Economics assessing Brexit’s potential impact on Ireland’s digital sector. Technology Ireland is the largest business organisation representing Ireland’s technology sector.
New research by Frontier Economics, published by the UK’s Low Pay Commission, finds no evidence that an increase in the hourly minimum wage for apprentices has reduced overall apprenticeship numbers, though possible negative impacts are found in selected sectors.
Water UK has today published a Frontier report assessing productivity improvements in the English water sector in the period since the industry’s privatisation almost 30 years ago.
The European Commission has today published the final “Regulatory Technical Standards” (RTS) for the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2).
Business rates, a tax on business property, are a major part of the UK’s tax system and are a particularly big deal for property-intensive retailers.