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Rail Timetable Chaos: Who did the public blame for the disruption?

Published the 29 August, 2018

  It will not be news to UK commuters that the timetable change in May – touted as a way of boosting passenger capacity over peak periods as part of the Rail 2020 vision – did not go off seamlessly. So-called “Meltdown Monday” saw widespread cancellations and delays as rail operators seemingly were unable to […]

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CEO blog: Having the courage to take a stand

Published the 09 May, 2018
CEO Activism: Risks and Opportunities of political activism

In today’s social context, the CEO is expected to take more of a visible stance on a range of societal issues. “Political Activism” is one of the most potentially divisive areas and it falls on the Corporate Affairs leader to counsel the CEO so they engage with the right issues, understand how the stance fits […]

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Liz Kendall: Where she lost the Labour Leadership battle

Published the 14 September, 2015

alva Rank 4th The least visible of the four contenders, Liz Kendall found it difficult to communicate a clear point of differentiation on any one policy. As with Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham, the Economy was a major point of weakness relative to Jeremy Corbyn, but it was interesting to note that Liz Kendall’s business […]

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Yvette Cooper: Where she lost the Labour Leadership battle

Published the 14 September, 2015

alva Rank 3rd Yvette Cooper was the only candidate to not top any one of the policy areas and for her the key issue was a lack of strong differentiation compared to Jeremy Corbyn and to a lesser extent Andy Burnham. This manifested itself in her receiving only 11% of the amount of coverage of […]

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Andy Burnham: Where he lost the Labour Leadership battle

Published the 14 September, 2015

alva Rank 2nd Andy Burnham managed to score strongly on Public Services, while he was able to differentiate himself positively on both Housing and Tax. However, the latter two issues were really footnotes in the debate, only generating between 5-6% of the content that Economy produced. The major area of weakness for Burnham was his […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: Where the Labour Leadership was won

Published the 14 September, 2015

alva Rank 1st Jeremy Corbyn’s strengths aligned themselves with the focus policies of the debate – or indeed the focus policies of the debate were driven by Jeremy Corbyn’s agenda. Either way, it was strong positioning and support over the Economy in particular which helped him secure the Labour leadership. The other key, related factor […]

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Labour Leadership Election: The policies that won and lost the election

Published the 14 September, 2015

Labour Leadership Election: policy analysis The leadership contest coalesced around nine key policy areas identified by alva, namely: Business, Defence, Economy, EU/Immigration. Housing, Public Ownership, Public Services, Tax and Welfare. However the focus of the debate was not evenly distributed across each of these nine Policies, with some generating much more interest than others. Figure […]

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alva datablog: Where the Labour Leadership election was won

Published the 14 September, 2015

Labour Leadership Election Special: Labour Leadership Election: The policies that won and lost the election Jeremy Corbyn: Where the Labour Leadership was won Andy Burnham: Where he lost the Labour Leadership battle Yvette Cooper: Where she lost the Labour Leadership battle Liz Kendall: Where she lost the Labour Leadership battle With the Labour leadership contest […]

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Ahead of the Labour leadership results: which policies have won or lost the race?

Published the 11 September, 2015

The race for the Labour Party leadership has been hotly contested, however, much of the coverage has been focused on image and personality, often to the detriment of a detailed analysis of their policies. With voting now closed, and the results due tomorrow, it is a useful time to reflect on the perceptions and coverage of […]

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Good apprentice schemes boost reputations of leading organisations

Published the 04 September, 2015

The UK Government target for apprenticeships has increased the positive impact of hiring announcements in 2015 Companies winning political advocacy for their apprenticeship schemes are outperforming their peers for reputation Companies not being seen to play fair with apprentices are suffering significant criticism Political support for apprentices The UK government’s target of three million new […]

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