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Download the full text of the submission On 3rd July 2019, the CMA launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK. CMA wanted to assess three broad potential sources of harm to consumers in connection with the market for digital advertising: to what extent online platforms have market power in user-facing markets, and what impact this has on consumers whether consumers are able and willing to control how data about them is used and collected by online platforms whether competition in the digital advertising market may be distorted by any market power held by platforms Overall, we welcome the CMA’s announcement of a study into of these markets.
On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report outlines how places that are designed and delivered with Space, Health, Accessibility, Resilience and Engagement (WSP’s SHARE approach) in mind can boost UK’s productivity.
It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s now abandoned takeover of UK-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever.
The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap between the UK’s most productive companies, industries, places and people and the rest; and Make the UK one of the most competitive places in the world to start or grow a business. What followed were ten pillars of the industrial strategy, which aim to nudge the UK economy in the direction needed to reach these goals.
There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and economic elites. I think that analysis only takes us so far as it glosses over diversity within the Leave vote.
Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s big manufacturers.
The Quest for John Lewis Quality Public Services for Wales Wales has often been characterised by a radical political tradition that exists to promote a vision of educated, articulate, empowered local communities that act on their own behalf rather than having others acting for them.
Common in much discussion on the housing crisis is the focus on the need for a range of solutions. From building on the green belt, to stopping foreign investors and ‘buy to leave’; from unlocking brownfield land for development and leaving the green belt out of it, to bringing all empty homes back into occupancy.
In a soundbite ridden speech at the Conservative party conference, David Cameron promised an “assault on poverty”. But he said absolutely nothing about what could be done to back up that claim.
The United Kingdom has been in the grip of a housing crisis for more than a decade due to the rate of houses constructed being unable to keep up with demand.
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