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HS2 Bill – The Rest of the Journey

The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill, which will allow construction to begin on HS2 Phase 1, will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 28 April 2014. Insight Public Affairs has produced the following guide to the rest of the Bill’s journey through Parliament, and the upcoming opportunities to give input on its proposals.

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Briefings

The CMA, the UK’s market for energy and lessons for other sectors facing possible scrutiny by the new competition authority

Following the first annual State of the Market Assessment into UK energy, Insight Public Affairs has produced a briefing note on the proposed Competition & Markets Authority market investigation into the sector. This sets out the key recommendations from Ofgem’s Assessment document, together with the lessons for the energy and other sectors facing possible scrutiny by the new competition regime post-1 April 2014.

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Briefings

2014 Political Preview

2013 was a mixed year for both the Coalition and Labour. Ed Miliband was in a difficult position for most of the start of the year, but a strong performance at Conference allowed Labour to take the advantage back from the Conservatives. But strong economic news at the end of the year has given George Osborne and David Cameron a boost they hope will put them back into the lead. Our Political Preview for 2014 looks at the defining issues for the year ahead as we move ever closer towards the end of the Coalition and the General Election.

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Events

The Aviation Debate – IPA Panel Debate

Insight Public Affairs played host to key industry representatives on Tuesday 19th November to debate possible south east airport expansion proposals ahead of the Airports Commission’s interim report which is expected imminently. Speakers included: Nigel Milton, Director of Policy and Political Relations from Heathrow Airport; Tim Hawkins, Corporate Affairs Director, Manchester Airports Group; Kwasi Kwarteng MP, member of the Free Enterprise Group; and, Cllr Daniel Moylan, aviation adviser to the Mayor of London.

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News

Specialist Consultancy of the Year!

On Tuesday 22nd October, Insight Public Affairs were crowned Specialist Consultancy of the Year at the PR Week Awards. Our team of smart, hard-working, and committed consultants are immensely proud to win this accolade. But most importantly we have played our part alongside clients in some legacy campaigns, and it is this lasting difference in advancing policy that is our greatest achievement.

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