Frontier announce today the appointment of Matthew Bell as Director in their Public Policy practice. Matthew joins from the UK Committee on Climate Change where he was the Chief Executive leading its independent assessments of actions to tackle climate change.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €25 million fine to mobile operator Telefónica in 2014 for anti-competitive behaviour in the mobile markets. Frontier advised Telefónica on this matter.
The Salvation Army today published a report by Frontier Economics investigating the Government’s proposed changes to funding housing for those at risk of homelessness.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €120 million fine to mobile operators Vodafone, Telefonica and Orange for abusing their dominant position by passing on excessive prices for the termination of Short Message Service (SMS). Frontier advised Vodafone on this matter.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting evidence from the evaluation of early rollout of 30 hours free childcare.
The Association of Swiss electric utilities, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE), today published an article in which Christoph Riechmann and David Bothe of Frontier (Europe) consider the role of the power-to-gas technology for European and Swiss energy and climate policy.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) today in Singapore launched a report on the economic contribution of trademark-intensive industries to five ASEAN economies – Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – that together account 90% of the ASEAN region’s GDP.
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), the energy regulator in Ireland, has today published its Decision Papers regarding Gas Network Ireland’s Price Control 4. Frontier worked closely together with CER on various aspects of their submission, including efficiency benchmarking and allowed cost of capital.
Business rates are a tax on commercial property in the UK, based on an estimated annual rental value. In our latest bulletin, we explain why demands for government to reform business rates have been growing.
A team from Frontier’s Cologne office today volunteered at the newly-founded “Jobcafé for Refugees”. The Jobcafé is organised by the Caritas association for the city of Cologne (Caritasverband für die Stadt Köln e.V.).
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its review into the implementation of a price cap on high-cost short-term credit products (payday loans).
As part of its Clean Energy Package, the European Commission has considered introducing a so-called “550g rule”. Frontier has been commissioned by the German energy supplier RWE to review the impact of this rule.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a consultation on objective service quality metrics for current account providers.
The Competition Appeals tribunal has today ruled that a consumer class action claim against the interchange fees paid as part of the MasterCard scheme cannot go ahead.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a Frontier Economics report looking at the Further Education (FE) qualifications market, that identifies market weakness and potential mitigating actions.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published terms of reference for its investment platforms market study.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a report commissioned from Frontier presenting evidence from the evaluation of early implementation of 30 hours free childcare.
Lloyds Banking Group today announced a simplification of its charges for personal current account overdrafts across its three main brands Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting new evidence on the potential value for money of early education.
Ofwat, the regulator of water companies in England and Wales, today published its methodology consultation for the next price control review (PR19).