This report reviews recent changes in the ownership of electricity and gas networks in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland).
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Who owns Britain’s energy networks and does it matter? - Feb 2014Steve Thomas
PSIRU Newsletter No 1 - Jan 2014Jane Lethbridge
PSIRU Newsletter No 1 December 2013 - covering events attended by PSIRU researchers, recent PSIRU publications, company changes and 'in-the-pipeline' World Bank projects
TENDER DOCUMENT SIX CASE STUDIES IN SOCIAL DIALOGUE - Jan 2014Jane Lethbridge
This is a tender document for six country case studies of social dialogue in the social services sector to be delivered by six national researchers/ contractors from Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden and Lithuania. It is expected that a national researcher/contractor will complete one country case study.
MNCs in Electricity and Gas 2013 - Dec 2013David Hall
This report provides updates on 29 multinational companies active in the energy sector in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Americas, Middle East and Europe.
Briefing on tax justice issues - Africa - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a briefing on tax justice in Africa, highlighting the following issues: the importance of taxation, tax havens and off-shore finance, tax base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) and ways of addressing tax evasion.
Briefing on tax justice issues - Asia-Pacific QPS Forum - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a briefing on tax justice in the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting the following issues: the importance of taxation, tax havens and off-shore finance, tax base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) and ways of addressing tax evasion.
Challenges of digital government - Dec 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report was commissioned by PCS. It examines how digitalisation has affected employment in the retail sector and how a group of countries, Singapore, Denmark, Germany and Japan, have approached the digitalisation of government services. The recent experience of digitalisation in UK government services is analysed as well as the issues faced by service users. The report concludes that training of civil servants is crucial for the success of digital government. Strategies are required to meet the needs of a wide range of service users if a digital ‘divide’ is to be avoided.
List of water re-municipalisations worldwide - November 2013 - Dec 2013Emanuele Lobina
This report identifies 86 examples of water re-municipalisation that have taken place over the past 15 years.
Steria profile - Nov 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report is a corporate profile of Steria, a French multi-national company, which has moved from providing IT support to central and local government to providng new ways of organising administrative and financial services for the public sector.
CIVICA PROFILE - Sep 2013Jane Lethbridge
This report provides a profile of CIVICA, a company providing ICT and other management services such as ‘agile’ working, Electronic Data Management and workflow to local authorities and other public sector agencies in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and the United States.