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GK Point of View – Digital Strategy announced during London Tech Week

GK Associate, Nicole Wyatt, analyses the biggest talking points from the recently published Digital Strategy.  The British Government published its new 2022 Digital Strategy to commence London Tech Week on 13th June. As its name suggests, London Tech Week ran across five days in the UK’s capital and brought together over 20,000 governmental and corporate leaders from around the...

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GK Strategy 24th Jun, 2022 Insight

GK Point of View – As Boris Johnson continues to cling on, can the Shadow Cabinet provide a convincing alternative?

GK Intern, Jed Shashu, reflects on the Shadow Health Secretary, Wes Streeting’s response at an Institute for Government event - on how to tackle the challenges facing the Health and Social Care sector. At a time when Boris Johnson’s premiership is characterised by failing public trust and rising inflation, the Conservatives may well struggle to rebuild their brand in time for the next General Election. Recent opinion polls show greater support for the Labour party, and...

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GK Strategy 20th Jun, 2022 Insight

Is the FCDO equipped to deal with global development and security challenges?

GK consultants Lavinia Troiani and Sam Tankard evaluate the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office's capabilities in the post-Covid era Since the 2020 merger of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) into the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), there have been questions about how this would allow the Government to deal effectively with both global development...

GK Point of View – Will Blackman on reforms to the private rented sector

GK Associate Director, Will Blackman, takes a look at the reforms to the private rented sector contained in the Department for Levelling Up's recent White Paper.   This week the Government finally published its long-awaited White Paper on reforms to the private rented sector with its two central proposals consisting of, first, new measures to reform landlords’ grounds for repossession and, second, initiatives intended to tackle poor quality rental properties. The White...

GK Point of View – Joe Cormack on US investment into the UK

GK's Head of Health, Joe Cormack, reflects on the opportunities for prospective investors into the UK's high-growth sectors and assesses the challenges of the UK regulatory environment facing US Investment into the UK.

GK Point of View – will REPowerEU allow a clean break from Russian fossil fuels?

GK Consultant Milo Boyd takes a look at the European Union's recently published REPowerEU proposals to assess the likelihood of a clean break from Russian fossil fuels.

GK Insight – Dr Iain Wilton on the future for financial services

GK's Head of Research, Dr Iain Wilton, reflects on the future of Britain's financial services in the wake of the Queen's Speech.  Many aspects of the Queen's Speech have received a lot of attention, from the absence of the Queen herself to the inclusion of so many housing-related bills - less than a week, in fact, after housing issues contributed to the Conservatives' poor local election results, especially in London. Surprisingly, however, relatively little attention...

GK Point of View – Monica Thompson on the challenges facing the early years sector

GK Consultant and education expert, Monica Thompson, takes a look at the challenges facing the early years sector. While the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire education sector, this period has been particularly challenging for nurseries, pre-schools and other early years settings. Ofsted’s recently published findings on the pandemic’s impact on children of all ages and backgrounds. It reported that children who had been hardest hit by the pandemic actually...