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 (240)

Gove puts pressure on government to release Brexit legal advice

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is now the most senior politician to express a desire to see legal advice on a potential Brexit deal.

First shale gas extracted in the UK

Cuadrilla, the oil and gas exploration company, has announced today that it has extracted its first shale gas from its Lancashire site, after it began hydraulic fracturing operations just over two weeks ago. Chief executive Francis Egan has said that “This is a good early indication of the gas potential that we have long talked about. This initial gas flow is by no means the end of the story. However, it provides early encouragement that the Bowland Shale can provide a significant source of natural gas to heat Lancashire and UK homes and offices and reduce our ever growing reliance on expensive foreign imports.”

Hammond announces final budget before Brexit

The Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the final budget before next March's Brexit deadline in a speech that run for over an hour in front of a packed House of Commons. Hammond announced a series of new spending measures throughout the speech and quoted numerous forecasts from the OBR, which he said indicated the growing strength of the British economy.

Public Accounts Committee slams Universal Credit for causing “unacceptable hardship”

A report from the Public Accounts Committee has heavily criticised the government’s proposed Universal Credit system for causing “unacceptable hardship” and critiqued the Department for Work and Pensions for their “dismissive attitude to real-world experience.” The committee, chaired by Meg Hillier MP, has investigated the system twice since 2015 and examined whether the scheme constituted value for money, as well as the extent to which it studied the experiences of claimants.

Councils accused of buying care "on the cheap", with insight from Windward Day Services and Baronsmede Homes

A study conducted by the UK Homecare Association has found that only one in seven local councils are paying a fair price for care. Councils are responsible for organising care for local residents. This can range from medical support to assistance with the completion of daily tasks like washing, dressing and the preparation of meals.

Over 120 children's organisations call for increased funding in Budget, with insight from Berrywood, Oakham School and Bristol Metropolitan Academy

A collection of over 120 children’s organisations have written to the prime minister and the chancellor, urging them to put children at the heart of new spending plans to be unveiled in the Budget on Monday the 29th of October. The group called for the government to stop “ignoring children” and stressed that support services are at “breaking point.”

Theresa May updates Commons following European Council summit

Theresa May addressed MPs in the Commons last night, touching on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, recent developments in the Brexit negotiations and the results of the meeting of the European Council that occurred last week.

MPs call for zero emissions targets to be brought forward, with insight from JamVans

MPs have called for plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars to be brought forward to 2032. The original plan, outlined by the government, was to ensure all cars are “effectively zero emission” by 2040 but a report by Parliament’s business and select committee has urged this to be brought forward by eight years. Prime minister Theresa May announced the 2040 target earlier this year.

Universal Credit suffers further delays

The rollout of universal credit has been delayed once again and is now not expected to be fully operational until December 2023. The proposed system – which will merge six benefits into a single instalment – was initially due to come into effect in April 2017.

John Bercow under pressure to step down following dramatic scenes in the Commons

The ramifications from the independent report overseen by Dame Laura Cox were felt in the heart of Westminster today as members of parliament both attacked and defended the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, with equal vitriol.

Andrew Neil: Politics has been turned on its head

Political journalist and commentator Andrew Neil gave a detailed and expansive speech at the recent Parliamentary Review gala, spanning the worlds of politics and economics

Lord Blunkett recounts his time in government at The Parliamentary Review gala

At last night’s Parliamentary Review gala, held in the Palace of Westminster, Lord Blunkett delivered a speech touching on his time in government and Tony Blair’s current work through The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Blunkett, the co-chair of the Review, began by welcoming the former prime minister and the best practice representatives who had gathered on Parliament’s Pavilion Terrace.

Tony Blair: The Parliamentary Review is an amazing enterprise

The former prime minister Tony Blair spoke to The Parliamentary Review gala, one of very few speeches he's given in the Houses of Parliament since his resignation as an MP in 2007. In a broad speech, Blair reflected on the state of British politics and discussed the role that the Review plays in ensuring that MPs across the political spectrum are “better educated".

British Armed Forces deploy to Norway and Oman in major training exercises

This month will see the deployment of thousands of British troops and vehicles to two of the largest military exercises the United Kingdom has taken part of in years; one, a NATO exercise in Norway involving over 30 nations, the other, a joint UK–Omani operation in the Middle East.

Baker claims 40 Tory MPs are prepared to vote against May on Brexit

Former Brexit minister Steve Baker stated today that he believes at least 40 Conservative MPs are preparing to vote against Theresa May if she pursues a similar deal to the current Chequers proposal. The leading Eurosceptic, and vice-chairman of the European Research Group, estimated that there were 80 potential rebels, but conceded that party whips would be able to halve this initial figure.