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The Single Electricity Market in Ireland and Northern Ireland

29 Nov 2022

Lisa Claire Whitten and Niall Robb explain how the Single Electricity Market works on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

Gilt yields

01 Nov 2022

Stephen Hunsaker explains how gilts work, the difference between the gilt yield and the coupon rate, and the relationship with interest rates. 

Energy bills support schemes

16 Aug 2022

Catrin Preston explains what is happening to energy bills and sets out the support schemes that have been proposed.

Energy prices and supply in the UK

22 Oct 2021

As shown in this Explainer by Joël Reland, "market prices for gas have quadrupled in a year" and the impact on the UK has been substantial.

The culling of healthy pigs

18 Oct 2021

Catherine Barnard, Dan Tucker and Milorad Radakovic explain why the UK has begun culling healthy pigs and the impact on farms and farmers.

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