Labour MPs rebel over welfare

The package of welfare measures and minimum wage increases at the heart of George Osborne’s budget created havoc on the Labour benches...


English votes for English laws

The Scottish independence referendum was a near-death experience for the 300-year-old union of England and Scotland...


Commons meltdown over the non-vote on the European Arrest Warrant

The issue of shared justice powers within the EU was one of the most sensitive of the 2014–2015 Parliament...


Bercow ambush

It was a cunning plan, a last minute ambush, intended to make Speaker Bercow more vulnerable to removal at the start of the 2015 Parliament...


Assisted Dying Bill

Attempts to change the law to allow terminally ill people to end their lives have cropped up regularly in the House of Lords in recent years...


The first Euro-rebellion of the 2015 parliament

The sequel to the 10 November 2014 row over the European Arrest Warrant was played out when the Commons came to debate the detail of the new Conservative government’s...


Danny Alexander’s last stand

Until early May Danny Alexander was one of the four most powerful members of the coalition government...


A Queen’s Speech for working people from a One Nation Government

It was a tale of the unexpected; after an election campaign dominated by speculation over the possibility of a hung parliament...


The new government’s first budget

It was George Osborne’s seventh budget, but his first completely Conservative one. And its sheer radical sweep left political parties and interest groups struggling to catch up...


MPs remember Charles Kennedy

For the victorious parties in the 2015 general election, the first few days of the parliament were celebratory – but the mood was punctured by news of the untimely death of a Commons star...


The Parliamentary Review is an annual initiative released to coincide with the beginning of the Parliamentary year.

Each of its twelve separate editions focuses on a key governmental policy area, with leading organisations and executives sharing personal insight and discussing good practice alongside Cabinet and senior ministers.

By combining commentaries from award-winning journalists with innovative thinking from industry experts, The Parliamentary Review provides a comprehensive summary of the past year and a reliable template for the year to come."


George Osborne writes the foreword for this year’s Finance Edition, featuring insight from many leading corporations and reviewing the patterns of UK growth and the various implications that have arisen from the troubles in the Eurozone. MORE»


With a foreword from Alistair Burt, the 2014/15 Care Edition covers topics ranging from CQC crackdowns and their long term goals to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, with both constructive and interesting input from a series of industry experts. MORE»


Caroline Lucas heads up this year’s Environment Edition, which looks over the implications of topics such as Fracking and the EU/US Trade deal, and how they will affect the sector, with a series of articles from industry professionals. MORE»


Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise Anna Soubry introduces the Manufacturing Edition, whilst ranging repercussions of the Conservative victory and the issues of a Brexit are reviewed. A showcase of best practice in the arena sums up the year. MORE»


Charting all that has gone on in the arena, from developments in HS2 to driverless cars, this year’s Transport Edition is headed up by Patrick McLoughlin, and showcases some of the most outstanding organisations in the arena. MORE»


Reviewing events such as the badger cull, changing milk prices and CAP payments, the 2014/15 Agriculture Edition provides an extensive look into the progress of the sector. Meurig Raymond writes the foreword, with a series of pieces on some of the strongest players in the arena capping the edition. MORE»


The Technology Edition covers topics from digital wearable to driverless cars to virtual reality. With input from leading organisations, it demonstrates the critical role Britain has to play in the world’s technological future. The document is headed-up by Ed Vaizey. MORE»


Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, introduces examples of best practice from some of the leading CCGs and NHS trusts in the UK. The Healthcare Edition also looks back at the key issues from 2014/15, including The Carter Review, the Manchester reconfiguration and the challenge of funding the NHS. MORE»

Higher & Further Education

Headed-up by Jo Johnson, the Higher and Further Education Edition discusses topics as diverse as campus extremism and the laying to rest of Richard III. Aided by the crucial input of some of the country’s leading colleges, this Edition provides a clear snapshot of the challenges faced and overcome in 2014/15. MORE»

Secondary Education

As Chair of the Education Select Committee, Neil Carmichael takes the reigns, introducing examples of best practice from leading secondary schools from across the country. The population surge’s effect on places, the positives and pitfalls of using unqualified teachers and the age-old Grammar School question are all under the microscope in the Secondary Education Edition. MORE»

Primary Education

The Primary Education Edition sees Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Education Select Committee, join a diverse selection of primary schools in reviewing the challenges faced and overcome in the primary education arena. Free meals, class sizes and tests are some of the main issues covered. MORE»

Private Healthcare

Jeremy Hunt heads-up a series of reports from an eclectic mix of expert private practitioners. The Private Healthcare Edition also features a look-back at the year, with a particular focus on the Private/ NHS crossover, the decrease in the cost of Ophthalmology and the shape of the private market in general. MORE»