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Energy price cap has destroyed competitive market for consumers, research shows

New powers by the regulator Ofgem to set a maximum price for energy has meant an end to “healthy competition” between companies, finds a new study which recommends that it would be better to instead regulate the way consumers renew their contracts with gas or electricity firms.


Warwick Law researcher responds to Independent Commission for Countering Extremism call for “national conversation on extremism.”

Dr Alison Struthers (Warwick Law) is co-author of one of eight peer-reviewed academic papers published today (31) by the Independent Commission for Countering Extremism. Dr Struthers reviews the effectiveness of teaching Fundamental British Values in schools and proposes an alternative framework for values education.


Market competition sets tone for lower cost of UK mobile phone contracts, research shows

Healthy and competitive markets – and not stringent regulations – help dial back the cost of mobile phone contracts, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Policy.

Fri 26 Jul 2019, 11:36 | Tags: social sciences, research, Competition, Law

Can the EU develop a truly comprehensive anti-corruption policy? New book explores the issues.

A new book by Dr Andi Hoxhaj from the University of Warwick School of Law offers fresh insights into EU anti-corruption policy with a particular focus on the EU Anti-Corruption Report of 2014, and argues that recent changes in approach may put the EU’s achievements in this area at risk by viewing corruption purely as an economic problem. 

Mon 22 Jul 2019, 11:33 | Tags: Book launch, Brexit, Book, Europe, research, Faculty of Social Science, Law

Frustrated by Brexit? New paper on the implications of leaving the EU for long-term contracts

The fifth in a new series of briefs bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues has been published by GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School. Is my long-term contract Brexit proof? by Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner highlights the issues likely to be faced by parties to long-term contracts entered into before Brexit was envisaged and the options available if either party wishes to adapt the contract to reflect the new relationship between the UK and the EU.

Wed 29 May 2019, 11:52 | Tags: Public Affairs, Brexit, Social Science, research, GLOBE, Law

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