Robots and liability issues: the future regulatory framework

  • Posted on 30th June 2016
Robots and liability issues: the future regulatory framework

Robots are rapidly gaining public visibility as their development accelerates in conjunction with recent innovations in the domains of artificial intelligence, machine learning, machine-to-machine and machine-to-human interaction. The annual increase in the uptake of industrial and service robots is rapidly becoming a subject of political debate both in national and European fora. There is currently no specific legislation in place…

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Brexit – Implications, what happens next and business considerations

  • Posted on 27th June 2016
Brexit – Implications, what happens next and business considerations

Events have moved very quickly over the weekend, and the timeline for events post the UK referendum on the EU is becoming clearer, if not yet the future scope of UK-EU relations or the eventual implications for politics, economy and business.   Implications   Leadership vacuum in Westminster: a leadership contest is underway in the governing Conservative Party, expected to…

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The UK Government energy policy in-tray: post-23 June

  • Posted on 15th June 2016
The UK Government energy policy in-tray: post-23 June

In the run-up to last Thursday’s EU referendum, policy direction, announcements and news flow dried up as the politicians became increasingly consumed with the debate. Following the tumultuous decision taken by the British people, this piece considers the in-tray that the Government – above all, DECC, but in addition other parts of Whitehall – needs to return to on energy…

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Out of the low growth trap: the limits of central bank power in boosting economic output

  • Posted on 6th June 2016
Out of the low growth trap: the limits of central bank power in boosting economic output

Last week’s gloomy Global Economic Outlook from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) raises further questions on the degree of reliance placed by policymakers on monetary policy as an engine to boost output in a low growth, ultra-low inflation, economic environment. Markit Economics’ recent study of combined PMI indicators for the UK and the Eurozone indicated growth…

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