The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has commissioned Economic Insight to develop an evaluation framework for its Looking to the Future (LTTF) reforms. The LTTF reforms, which will be implemented in November 2019 in full, bring about far reaching changes to the legal services market and the way consumers will be able to access legal services. The evaluation framework will provide guidance to the SRA on how best to monitor and evaluate the impact of these reforms once they are implemented later in the year.
Economic Insight has been confirmed as a sponsor of the forthcoming Utility Week Congress. The event takes place on October 8th and 9th and Economic Insight Director, Sam Williams, will give a keynote speech on the topic of “regulating for zero carbon” in the energy and water sectors.
Economic Insight is undertaking analysis for Wessex Water to explore how negative skews to outcomes incentives might impact the industry’s weighted average cost of capital. This follows on from our broader assurance support provided in relation to the development of Wessex’s PR19 Business Plan.
Economic Insight is working alongside AZB & Partners to assist major international airlines in undertaking a competition assessment under the Competition Act 2002 for submission to the Competition Commission of India.
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.