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Business as usual for transport sector at party conferences

Written by: Ben Rayner, Political Consultant
Posted on: 22 September 2017

With the completion of Crossrail near, demands for a Crossrail 2 ramp up, as the capital seeks to satisfy the relentlessly increasing appetite for added capacity in its transport network.

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Groundhog day for environment sector as post-Brexit farming once again dominates conference season

Written by: Ben Rayner, Political Consultant
Posted on: 21 September 2017

As the focus shifts from Westminster to Brighton and Manchester for the annual festivities of the party conference season, it is Groundhog Day all over again for the environmental sector, with the

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Conservative conference could be a launch pad for new education policy

Written by: Harriet Jones, Senior Political Consultant
Posted on: 19 September 2017

Having had a ‘bumper year’ during the last parliamentary session, education and skills policy is set to be lower key during the following six months, in terms of legislation at least.

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Building regulations top Government housing agenda ahead of party conferences

Written by: Kerri Blyberg, Monitoring Consultant
Posted on: 18 September 2017

With Brexit dominating the Queen Speech agenda, the Draft Tenant’s Fees Bill was the only firm legislative action promised to help tackle the housing crisis in this two-year parliamentary session.

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European Parliament discusses ETS

Written by: Igor Kostadinovski, Junior Consultant
Posted on: 14 September 2017

On September 11, a debate took place on the EU Emissions Trading System at the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy

MoD targets exports with budget warships in new strategy

Written by: Arpinder Baryana, Political Consultant
Posted on: 8 September 2017

The MoD published its long-awaited National Shipbuilding Strategy this week, with Defence Secretary Michael Fallon hailing it as an “ambitious vision” for the future of UK shipbuilding.

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The Sexual Offences Act 1967: 50 years on

Written by: Lizzie Hendy, Monitoring Content Manager
Posted on: 25 August 2017

2017 marks 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act 1967 came into force.

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Untangling EU law: How the Withdrawal Bill will reveal tensions between executive power and Parliamentary scrutiny

Written by: Tom King, Senior Monitoring Content Specialist
Posted on: 22 August 2017

The cornerstone of the Government’s Brexit legislative programme is the European Union (Withd