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What does a Biden presidency mean for Private Equity?

By Ioan Phillips, Senior Political Analyst Joe Biden has finally been confirmed as US President, following several fraught days of ballot-counting. But what does his victory mean for Private Equity? Many in the industry will be glad to see the back of the volatility that characterised policy-making in the Trump administration. While the platform Biden ran on suggests higher taxation and tighter regulation overall (trends that are typically negative for deal activity),...

How is the ambition for NHS transformation being impacted by COVID19’s ‘new normal’?

GK Strategy is frequently asked to outline the landscape of healthcare spending and reform, what services will see increased demand over the next decade and whether the coronavirus pandemic will accelerate or inhibit wider transformation within the NHS. We are also asked how the role of private providers might change and how they can best anticipate and address changes in commissioning and service delivery. In this blog, GK Consultant, Joe Cormack examines these questions to show where...

“Slow, inconsistent and negligent” – but can social care be Boris Johnson’s legacy?

By GK Account Manager and social care policy expert, Jack Sansum For successive leaders and political parties social care has been politically toxic. From Labour’s 2010 “death tax” to the Tories 2017 “dementia tax”, during the past 22 years, the question of how to improve social care has been explored in 12 “white” or “green” papers or major government consultations, four independent reviews or commissions and numerous parliamentary inquiries. Indeed, it is now...

COVID-19: How to prepare to emerge from the lockdown

The UK is starting to move into the next phase of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses need to understand how the landscape will evolve again and what part they can play in shaping, responding to and delivering the Government’s priorities for an exit from lockdown....

by David Laws, Adviser to GK

What Might the UK’s Exit Route From Lockdown Look Like?

Across the world, countries are gradually setting out their plans for a return to greater normality following the coronavirus lockdowns. The UK, slow to act earlier this year, is behind most other countries in reducing the spread of the virus, and our “phased exit plan” is also therefore running behind that of other countries. This is both necessary and potentially beneficial – we can see how...

COVID-19: Short and long term policy impacts for investors and companies

The policy impacts of COVID-19 will not just extend to the many measures designed to help the economy over the next few months. The political and regulatory world will change profoundly and for the long term. We are advising investors, portfolio companies and other organisations on what help is available and how they can best advocate for and access assistance. The Government has shown its willingness to engage with business and respond to requests for greater clarity, revised eligibility...