30.04.14 – NIAUR Conclusions

The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation (NIAUR) has today published its conclusions regarding the methodology for comparing bids for operating the new Gas to the West Pipeline in Northern Ireland.  Economic Insight provided expert advice to Mutual Energy regarding the appropriate way to adjust the cost of capital so that bids under ‘revenue cap’ and…

22.04.14 – 3G spectrum licensee fee.

Analysis by Economic Insight persuades Ofcom to consider CPI measure for 3G spectrum licensee fee.  Ofcom is currently considering the most appropriate approach for setting the licensee fee it will charge mobile network operators for use of 3G spectrum.  A key component of this licensee fee is the assumed cost inflation measure.  Whilst Ofcom had previously stated…

04.04.14 – Affinity Water & South West Water

Both Affinity Water and South West Water have had their Business Plans confirmed as being of ‘enhanced status’ by Ofwat.  Utility Week has published an article by Economic Insight Director, Sam Williams, which examines whether the companies were correct to accept Ofwat’s offer, given the potential financial costs and benefits of appealing to the CMA.

03.04.14 – David Willetts MP,

Today, Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, annnounced the publication of Economic Insight’s research into the drivers of competitive advantage in UK universities.  He said “Today my department is also publishing new independent research on the drivers of research excellence, that reminds us that brilliant science isn’t just a result of…