The water industry has been working to develop responses to Ofwat’s Initial Assessment of company plans. Economic Insight has been working with multiple companies to help them develop high quality economics evidence to help influence Ofwat’s approach to the forthcoming draft price determinations. This has included providing Board level briefings on the key strengths and weaknesses in company plans.
Economic Insight is now a proud sponsor of the Westminster Business Forum. The Westminster Business Forum organises senior-level conferences on public policy relating to business and financial issues. We will be working with the Forum to shape its future agenda of conferences.
The merger between lone worker protection service providers – Send for Help and SoloProtect – has been notified to the CMA. Economic Insight is advising the parties during the merger clearance process.
We are delighted to welcome both Sarah Barker and Kyran Stewart to Economic Insight.
Prior to joining us, Sarah worked for Zurich Insurance and has previously interned at BNP Paribas and Cargill. She has a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol.
Kyran has previously interned at Cebr, he also has a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol, followed by an MSc in Economics at University College London.
James Harvey (Director and Co-Founder) and Aastha Mantri (Senior Consultant) were invited to speak at the CCI conference on Economics of Competition Law. James talked about the growing concern around the role of fairness in competition policy while Aastha discussed the emerging themes around practical enforcement of the Competition Act by the CCI.
26.02.2019 – Economic Insight speaks at the Westminster Forum ‘The future for regulation and competition for UK utilities’
Today, Ian Thompson, a senior consultant at Economic Insight, spoke at the Westminster Forum ‘The future for regulation and competition for UK utilities’. He spoke about the direction of travel of UK regulation, and how we can achieve the best regulatory models in the future given the trade-offs faced.
Today the CMA referred the completed merger of Tobii AB and Smartbox / Sensory Technology for a Phase 2 investigation. Economic Insight is advising Tobii on the economics issues associated with the merger clearance process.
Ofwat today published its initial assessment of company business plans at PR19. Three companies were awarded ‘fast track’ status: Severn Trent Water, South West Water and United Utilities. Companies have until April 1st to respond to the IAP and Economic Insight is advising a number of firms on their regulatory strategy.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has commissioned Economic Insight to undertake a detailed analysis of the labour market for hospitality and tourism. Our aim is to help DCMS develop a ‘map’ of skills requirements and the current labour supply conditions, with a view of better understanding existing “gaps” and the potential barriers to address them.
The Department for International Trade has hired Economic Insight to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to help assess the effectiveness of its foreign direct investment (FDI) support policies. The uncertainty currently facing the UK economy means that understanding which policies most effectively support FDI is crucial and we look forward to advising DIT on this strategically vital subject.