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Transport

Who Are The Key Political Players In Transport?

Following the Cabinet and ministerial reshuffle and the election of Select Committee chairs and their members, Brevia Consulting has compiled a list of the key political stakeholders in relation to transport policy.

Transport

Political Signals From The Flybe Rescue Deal

This week, the Government stepped in to save the regional airline, Flybe, from collapse. Having won a majority by gaining votes in nearly every region of the UK, the intervention symbolises Boris Johnson’s stated desire to ‘level up’ the country.

Nuclear

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 17.01.2020

On 14 January 2020, the European Union (UN) unveiled plans for €1 trillion in sustainable investments over the coming decade. The investment is designed to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050, however, the transition fund money under the plan will not finance the construction of nuclear power plants.

General

Labour Party Leadership Election Explained

Following defeat last week, Jeremy Corbyn announced he would not stand as Labour Party leader at the next general election. The Labour Party will have to elect another leader and the next contest will be the first to take place under new rules established in 2018.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 18.10.19

Ofgem plans to grant National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) £637 million to build a transmission link connecting Hinkley Point C to the grid. This is £80 million short of the NGET’s initial request of £717 million.

Brexit Update

What Happens Next On Brexit?

The Prime Minister has surprised many commentators by persuading the European Union (EU) to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement and agree a new Brexit deal. Over this weekend he may well surprise them further by getting that deal through Parliament, which will allow the UK to leave the EU on 31 October 2019.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 27.09.2019

EDF Energy has announced that the anticipated cost of Hinkley Point C has increased by £2.9 billion. This is almost a 15 per cent increase relative to the previous estimate. Project completion is now estimated to be between £21.5 billion and £22.5 billion.

Transport

Transport devolution powering forward?

Boris Johnson has set out his intention to give more control over rail services to local politicians.[1] This move increases the need for transport companies and investors to change the way they think about shaping policy and decision-making.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 19.09.19

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is going to open a new fusion energy research facility in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The facility will cost £22 million and is hoping to engage industry in commercial fusion energy development.

Energy

Five Notable Developments In Nuclear This Week 12.09.19

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is working with EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to plan for the decommissioning of EDF Energy’s nuclear stations.