The education crisis: an opportunity for a reset on EdTech

COVID has clearly forced a rethink on the role of technology in education. The longstanding minister for school standards, Nick Gibb, who has until recently shown little enthusiasm for technology, announced in January that the Government is exploring a strategy for the creation of “a more resilient education system based on firm digital and technological foundations”. But what will this mean in practice, and how will this agenda be advanced in a department...

Scott Dodsworth joins GK Strategy as Director

GK is delighted to have appointed Scott Dodsworth as a Director. He joins the senior management team and senior advisers, to strengthen the Agency’s integrated strategic communications and specialist political due diligence team. Scott will work alongside other senior advisors such as former ministers David Laws, Phil Hope and Alistair Burt to support clients, as well as contributing to the Agency’s new business and growth efforts. The hire follows significant new client wins across the...

GK Strategy 17th Feb, 2021 Insight

What does the Government’s Healthcare Blueprint really mean for the NHS, independent providers and the care sector?

GK’s Strategic Advisors and former health ministers Alistair Burt and Phil Hope share their thoughts on the Department for Health & Social Care’s recent proposals for healthcare reform and integration and they explore what this means for investors and providers. GK are experts in health and social care policy, working across the system with care providers and med tech and life sciences companies. We support investors to evaluate political, policy and regulatory risk in the investment...

Education & Skills Insights – 2021

GK's education experts, including former education Minister, David Laws share their thoughts on key education and skills issues: A new university admissions system? What will come from the new Green Jobs Taskforce? The National Tutoring Programme, funding, and media scrutiny Children’s social care is still ripe for investment: Here’s why Will COVID-19 change anything for early years? In difficult times, research impact can be a...

2020 Lessons for Private Equity in 2021

What lessons and insights does this astonishing year offer private equity and portfolio companies as they look to 2021? Robin Grainger, GK’s CEO and Founder shares his thoughts on the ten main themes investors and companies should consider when they assess risks and opportunities and new investments in 2021. Download your copy of 2020 Lessons for Private Equity in 2021

GK Strategy 17th Dec, 2020 Insight

What the Spending Review means for Health and Social care

The recent Comprehensive Spending Review was the last of several fiscal injections for the health and care system in 2020 and there is much of relevance to organisations who depend on public health and care spending, especially in the wake of COVID-19. The GK team outline the key funding announcements, analyse what they mean in practice and highlight where further information is required To read more, download your copy here:

GK Strategy 2nd Dec, 2020 Insight

GK launches Health and Social Care Insights Report

We are delighted to launch GK's new Health & Social Care Insights report which we will be producing every month. Download your copy of the newsletter where GK's expert consultants and advisors cover: NHS Spending – a look forward New risks and opportunities for private sector providers and investors What does the end of the transition period mean for...

What to expect from the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review

The Comprehensive Spending Review has been dialled back in ambition but will still set the future direction of departmental spending and will impact on policy development, writes Rt Hon David Laws, former Cabinet Minister It is commonplace these days for large parts of Budgets and Spending Reviews to be leaked in advance, so it is no surprise that we have already learned that in next week's Spending Review the Defence budget will get a boost, while Overseas Aid faces cuts - as yet,...