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Building an effective trade organisation

Achieving desirable policy change is one of the main rationales for trade organisations, especially in regulated and politically-sensitive sectors, as most businesses and third sector organisations are often unable to achieve significant change on their own. How can a trade body be truly effective in achieving such change? And how can they engage their members best to achieve such change? We have set out a number of problems that trade bodies can face in this regard and how they can...

How is the policy and regulatory environment for rail changing?

With the resolution – for now – of the ongoing debate over the High Speed 2 rail line, as well as debates over public ownership of passenger services, what should businesses with an interest in the rail sector be bearing in mind from a policy and regulatory perspective?

What is the policy and regulatory environment for online pharmacies?

Online pharmacy is a sector that has seen considerable growth over recent years, and policy and regulation is evolving quickly as a result. Those with an interest in the market should be aware of the issues to consider and the likely future direction of travel.

How important are select committees and their new chairs?

As we wait for both Labour and the Liberal Democrats to complete their respective leadership elections, some other significant elections have taken place within the House of Commons recently. The chairs of the Commons select committees – the prominent cross-party groups of MPs that scrutinise the activity of each government department and other political issues – were confirmed at the end of last month. Alongside frontbench opposition MPs, committee chairs are some of the highest-profile...

Breaking all the rules

Both Labour and the Conservatives have made major announcements on their respective economic policies in the early days of the 2019 general election campaign. Much of this has centred on the fiscal rules that a Government led by either party would follow – essentially, how each party would account for its public spending and taxation plans. Both parties are proposing significant changes to the UK’s current framework for public spending over the next few years, but what are they and what do...

Capitalism Overthrown? : Understanding Labour’s economic policy

GK Strategy are delighted to announce the launch of our second Labour report, Capitalism Overthrown?: understanding Labour's economic policy. Click here to read Capitalism Overthrown?: understanding Labour's economic policy. Following on from our successful Labour report, What Would Jeremy Do?, in which we broadly looked at what...

Why Due Diligence is Important for Private Equity

Since being founded in 2009, GK has provided political, policy and regulatory due diligence to private equity investors in the UK, Europe and around the world. We have helped them to navigate political uncertainty in the years after the financial crisis, and now in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump. The support that GK provides is an increasingly prevalent part of investors’ considerations as they work through the deal process and weigh up their approach to undertaking due diligence. Along...

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Jamie Cater 3rd Apr, 2019 Insight

5 Things You Can Find On A Political Due Diligence Report

Our head of policy, Jamie Cater, details what a client can expect from a political due diligence report from GK. Interested in finding out more? Get in touch below!

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Jamie Cater 2nd Apr, 2019 Insight