The House of Lords EU Committee has published their report on Brexit: competition and State aid , that features extensive contributions from Oxera Consulting LLP on this important policy debate.
In this supplementary discussion paper, commissioned by Liberty Global, Oxera addresses recent policy developments in the debate on whether and how to regulate oligopolies in electronic communications markets.
Retail prices will rise in Eastern European and Baltic countries as cross-border access accelerates a move to exclusive, pan-European licencing
The quality, quantity and diversity of locally produced, culturally tailored content will decline as investment by local platforms and distributors falls
The quality and choice of local pay-TV and online distribution platforms will decline as a result of rights limitations and pan-European homogenisation
The Government of Jersey is reviewing the impact of raising the minimum wage to £7.88 per hour, based on 45% of mean weekly earnings, or to £8.40 per hour, based on 60% of median earnings. Oxera has been asked to estimate the potential consequent economic and fiscal impacts.
This discussion paper, commissioned by Liberty Global, is Oxera’s contribution to the current policy debate in the EU on whether and how to regulate oligopolies in electronic communications markets.
Across the UK, large towns and cities are suffering from deteriorating air quality and chronic levels of traffic congestion, which affect public health as well as the economy. In this paper, Robert Montgomery, formerly Managing Director of UK Bus at Stagecoach Group plc, and Matthew Shepherd, Oxera, explore how public transport can provide a solution to these problems, and consider the role of public/private sector transport partnerships.