Who are the potential Labour Party tech policy champions?

As the UK gears up for the upcoming general election, the Labour Party has a number of prospective parliamentary candidates with backgrounds in technology. If elected, these individuals could provide unique perspectives and expertise in a policy field that is rapidly evolving. Below Brevia has highlighted potential Labour Party tech stakeholders after the next election.


How is accessible transport policy changing in the UK?

24 per cent of the UK population are disabled yet public transport is frequently described as ‘difficult’ and ‘inaccessible’ by disabled passengers. The Government has set out how it aims to improve this, most notably through the Inclusive Transport Strategy (2018) and the National Disability strategy (2021). Below, Brevia analyses the most frequent issues surrounding access in public transportation and the associated political debates and policies.


AI and Healthcare: key questions and answers

In an era marked by unprecedented advances in technology, the intersection of AI, healthcare, and life sciences has paved the way for improved medical practice, research, and patient care. From predictive diagnostics to personalized treatment plans, AI is revolutionising how healthcare is delivered and experienced in the UK.


Zonal Pricing: A Solution or a Distraction?

‘I am very confused…One of you has got to be right and one of you has got to be wrong.’ In a few words, Vicky Ford MP captured the mood of the ongoing debate over the GB electricity market design. Ford was responding to arguments put forward by witnesses to the Energy Security and Net Zero (ESNZ) Committee on the impact of moving from national to zonal pricing, but was left unconvinced by either side.


Navigating the Labour Party’s Decarbonisation Agenda

Insights from recent speeches by the Shadow Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary and the Party’s Shadow Chancellor shed light on the party’s energy policy and the perceived tension between maintaining fiscal responsibility and ambition on climate change action.


Why are trade deals so controversial?

Despite the economic benefits of trade, ratification of new trade deals such as CPTPP have proved controversial for various reasons.


Spring Budget: 4 key takeaways for the energy sector

Last week the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP delivered what is expected to be his final Spring Budget. Whilst net zero was not a key theme of the speech, energy security and nuclear were given prominent focus and despite being conspicuously absent from his speech, the Budget announced the setting of a £1bn+ budget for this year’s renewable auctions.


Mark Bassett joins Brevia Health

Brevia Health has appointed Mark Bassett as an Associate. Mark brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare advisory and leadership roles, including as Group Director of Public Policy at Bupa Group. 


What can we expect from the Spring Budget?

On Wednesday 6 March, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is set to deliver the Spring Budget, outlining the Government’s stance on taxation, spending, borrowing, and debt. This fiscal event provides updates from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), an independent body monitoring public finances.

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