The House of Commons Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into the UK’s aviation strategy. As part of this, it asked Oxera to develop a set of questions for the Committee to use to probe the evidence put forward by witnesses.
Oxera Consulting is delighted to welcome Anthony Julius, Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya, to its Board as Non-executive Director.
The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport has today published a report, jointly written by Oxera and RBconsult, which identifies and assesses methods of disincentivising overbidding to obtain toll road concessions. The result is a set of international best practice principles and recommendations to minimise overbidding within public–private partnerships.
Based on yesterday’s RPI figure for July, regulated rail fares in England will rise by 6.2% on average.
Oxera discussed this issue in an Agenda article last year, when the RPI + 3 fares policy was first expected to be used to set regulated fares in January 2012. Ultimately the policy was revised back to the previous position of RPI + 1 in last November’s Autumn Statement.
Oxera acted as expert economic advisers assisting South Staffordshire Water and its legal advisers, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, during the Competition Commission (CC) inquiry into the merger with Cambridge Water. This is the first time that the CC has cleared a water merger without any undertakings since the Enterprise Act came into force in 2002.
On July 5th, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) issued a judgment in 2 Travel Group Plc (In Liquidation) v Cardiff City Transport Services Limited . This was a ‘follow-on’ damages claim based on a finding by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in 2008 that Cardiff Bus had engaged in anti-competitive practices against 2 Travel, an entrant into the market for local bus services in Cardiff.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil has today published Oxera’s study on the costs and benefits of changing the competitive structure of the market for trading and post-trading services in Brazil.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a new rail demand forecasting framework developed by Oxera and Arup. This framework was commissioned by the DfT, Transport Scotland and the Passenger Demand Forecasting Council.
ComReg, the Irish communications regulator, has published an Oxera report together with its consultation assessing the pricing principles and methodologies relating to eircom’s next-generation access (NGA) products.