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 (314)

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

ORBS Electrical and Warren & Co give thoughts on Brexit as RICS predict housing market to suffer from uncertainty

A new report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has predicted that the UK housing market will suffer from uncertainty surrounding Brexit well into 2019. The report states that the both house prices, and the number of homes being sold, will fall over the next quarter. On average, a home now takes four months to be sold, the longest period since records began in 2016. In response to new Brexit developments, ORBS Electrical and Warren & Co offer their views on what should happen going forward.

DP Financial Advice and ORBS Electrical call for deal support as May arrives in Brussels

DP Financial Advice and ORBS told The Parliamentary Review this week that they hope MPs vote to approve a deal and end uncertainty when Theresa May returns from Brussels this week. The prime minister was today in the Belgian capital, looking to gain amendments to the deal that was due to be voted on last Monday, before she delayed the vote citing its impending defeat.

Rapid Improvement reduce NHS shortages as nursing apprenticeships labelled a “mirage”

The Education Select Committee has today published a report, urging The Department for Education to remove barriers to ensure the apprenticeship scheme is not just a mere “mirage.” According to the report, no more than 30 individuals have begun training under the scheme last year. Rapid Improvement could act as a potential solution to this issue, providing apprentices to various NHS organisations around the country.

Chubb Systems champion apprenticeships but stats show worrying decline

The Department for Education has today published statistics that show a 24 per cent decrease in the number of apprenticeships programmes begun in the last calendar year in comparison to the year before. Chubb Systems drew attention to the importance of apprenticeship programmes in their contribution to The Parliamentary Review so it is likely they, along with many young people looking to break into industry will be disappointed by the news.