The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) has been established within the Competition and Markets Authority to set up a new pro-competition regime for platforms including those funded by digital advertising to create and enforce a new statutory code of conduct to give consumers more choice and control over their data and to oversee the ‘tech giants’. ... Continue reading
Recent appeals of regulatory settlements have thrown into light the different grounds for and bases of appeals in each sector. This lecture will examine the basis on which appeals are made, whether the current structure of different appeals processes is suitable; whether there should instead be a common basis to achieve consistency and if so ... Continue reading
In February 2021, some 4.4 million Texans were left without power, heat and running water for several days due to damage caused by severe cold weather. California has also suffered blackouts in the past 18 months in the context of extreme hot weather across the Western U.S. Both states are leaders in the deployment of ... Continue reading
18 November 2021 with Lancaster Royal Grammar School - This event is in person. If you wish to register, please email Brittany Davis at [email protected] 22nd November 2021 with Cheadle Hulme School - This event is virtual and people can register by clicking here. 24th November 2021 with Loretto School - This event is virtual ... Continue reading
The energy price cap was originally intended as a temporary measure with annual reviews and new legislation required to extend it beyond 2023. As this deadline approaches this lecture will consider whether this remains the most appropriate solution for the problem it set out to solve or whether an alternative, such as auto-switching or some ... Continue reading
In the wake of the pandemic and PR19 and with ambitious sustainability goals on the horizon, Ofwat is getting to work on PR24. This lecture will consider the factors that are contributing to the high level design for the new regulatory period, whether that be the importance of consumer engagement, the need for resilience in ... Continue reading
The Energy White Paper laid out a bold vision for the future of heat which will prompt huge transformation of gas and electricity networks and the way we heat our buildings. Recent acceleration of climate reduction targets mean that this transformation will take place in a relatively short timescale, with gas boilers banned in new ... Continue reading
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