The Parliamentary Review

The Parliamentary Review

The Parliamentary Review is sent to over 500,000 leading business executives, policy makers and other relevant individuals. In recent years, it has featured forewords by Theresa May, David Cameron, Caroline Lucas, Lucy Powell and many other political figures. The Review's release is marked by an annual gala in the Palace of Westminster.

The Parliamentary Review's articles (258)

FCA warns banks about moving business from UK to mitigate effects of Brexit

The Financial Conduct Authority sent letters to five major banks in December 2018, warning them about needlessly moving clients to their European subsidiaries – a technique designed to mitigate the potential effects of Britain leaving the EU.

Bank of England’s “worst-case scenario” projects house price fall

In September last year, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, met with the cabinet and discussed the potential risks of leaving the EU without a deal.

Chuka Umunna to form new party, beginning talks with Electoral Commission

The recently formed Independent Group, comprised of former Conservative and Labour MPs, are now seeking to become an official political party. This comes after their spokesman, Chuka Umunna, commenced talks with the Electoral Commission today.

Tough times for the restaurant industry

2018 was a tough year for the restaurant trade, with many well-known brands having to cut branches or worse.

Industrial strategy one year on

December marked the one-year anniversary of the government’s industrial strategy and the “sector deals” that went with it.

CQC encourage greater focus on corporate accountability

Guidance on rules of behaviour for directors of care provider companies has been updated by the Care Quality Commission, widening the scope of what may be judged as serious misconduct or mismanagement.

Fall in whiplash claims and a change in the law

In December the Ministry of Justice released statistics showing the number of new personal injury claims had fallen to its lowest level in nearly seven years.

Soft power, Brexit and tourism

In December, VisitBritain released a report saying promoting inbound tourism would boost investment in the UK and could be part of the government’s “Global Britain” ambition.

T Levels to be put to the test in 2020 in attempt to narrow academic-vocation divide

A new post-GCSE qualification is intended to have equal status to A levels and according to the education secretary, Damian Hinds, would equip students with the skills required “for the jobs of tomorrow”.

The dawn of the lasers?

With technology moving forward apace across every other sector of the healthcare industry, it only makes sense that dentistry would see comparable advances.

Gaming the driver of British entertainment in record year

2018 was a big year for Britain’s computer games industry, making up half of record revenues from entertainment. Data released by the Entertainment Retailers Association in January said the value of the UK gaming market had risen to £3.9 billion, comprising just over half of a sector that includes cinema and music.

The technologies redefining accountancy

Information and data are the bedrock for modern economies. The accelerated rate of digital innovation has become a defining feature of the UK’s financial services industry, and the accountancy sector has spent much of this year rapidly adapting to the new era of data-led services.

“Net zero” emissions by 2040 say NFU

The head of the National Farmers’ Union declared in January this year that UK farmers should aim to eradicate greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 – or earlier.

Release of social care green paper remains imminent

In the March 2017 budget, the Conservative government said it would publish a green paper on social care, for public consultation. This followed the decision in July 2015 to postpone the introduction of a cap on lifetime social care charges and a more generous means-test that had been proposed by the “Dilnot Commission” and accepted in principle by the then-coalition government.

Gove: No-deal Brexit means “considerable turbulence” for farmers

At the Oxford Farming Conference earlier this year, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, told farmers and food producers alike that they faced turbulence that would be “considerable”, were the UK to leave the EU without a deal