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Politics

How are Parliamentary candidates selected?

With a general election less than three weeks away, understanding how candidates for the main parties are selected has never been more important.

Health

Health Priorities in the Liberal Democrats’ Election Manifesto

On 10 June 2024, the Liberal Democrats became the first of the major political parties in the UK to launch their election manifesto. The manifesto emphasised their approach to health and social care, advocating for significant reform to ensure an equal and high-quality healthcare system for all.

Energy

What is Labour’s Plan for GB Energy?

Great British Energy is a key pillar of the Labour Party’s decarbonisation plan. However key questions remain about the new company, how it will operate and what it might emulate. In this article Brevia, explores what we do and do not know about GB Energy, what it might mean for businesses, and its potential role in the UK energy system.

General

Why Did Rishi Sunak Call the UK Election Now?

Rishi Sunak has announced a general election for 4 July 2024. With most of the country under the impression this would happen later in the year, it had been assumed he would play the long game hoping for economic conditions and poll ratings to improve. His surprise move seems to have caught many in his own party off guard and has prompted speculation about the motivations behind his decision.
In this article, Brevia asks why now?

General

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.

Transport

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.

Health

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

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