Accent news

See below a collection of Accent’s latest company news.

RIIO Stakeholder research for the Gas Network companies

We’re working with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) to carry out research on behalf of the companies that distribute gas throughout the UK, and we need your help.

Our research will be carried out for national gas transmission system owner, National Grid Gas Transmission, and the four gas distribution network (GDN) companies; […]

Gas Safe Decade Review

In 2006 an extensive review of domestic gas safety was undertaken for the HSE with the objective of exploring current arrangements to promote domestic gas safety across the UK, identifying areas of strength and weakness and making recommendations for the future. Gas Safe Register commissioned Accent to conduct a further pan-industry consultation to examine what […]

Gas Engineer Training Research Report

Research commissioned by the Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) and the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) into training provided to gas engineer students in the UK. In the light of a significant increase in unsafe gas work from recently qualified engineers, with volumes of unsafe work up from 1% to 5% (Gas Safe […]

Post Office Local Review

Post Office Ltd’s Network Transformation Programme is resulting in a programme of restructuring with PO Locals replacing most of the sub post offices. Accent was commissioned by Citizens Advice to interview users of post office branches which have converted to the new model of operating in order to look at the impact this change has […]

Make Your Voice Heard: Decade Review Online Survey Now Live

Full report and findings to be published by Gas Safe Register in Summer 2017 Gas engineers and other stakeholders can now make their voices heard and share their industry views for the Gas Safe Register’s ’Decade Review’ - the most comprehensive industry report of its time. Anyone who wishes to send in information relating to […]

Gas Safety: A Decade Review

Gas Safe Register is about to embark on a major review of gas safety and the downstream gas industry - and it wants YOU to get involved. The wide-ranging, pan-industry review aims to be the biggest and most comprehensive look at the sector’s current and future challenges since the Frontline Review in 2006 - the […]

Thinking ahead for PR19

With reviews of PR14 coming through regularly, Accent MD Rob Sheldon looks at what lessons are emerging and how these can be applied to PR19. All references leading back to PR14 conclude that Insight is increasingly highly valued and will in future be seen as integral to business development and not just something required by […]

Department for Transport – Value of Time Research

We are delighted to announce the value of time research reports have been published today. To see the full reports on the Department for Transport website. Click here: You can also see the plans on how the results will be implemented here:

The UK economy’s increasingly unbalanced growth

The UK economy currently seems in fine fettle. GDP expanded last year by 3%, the fastest rate of growth seen since 2006 and double the average seen during the post-crisis 2010-2013 recovery period. And while the UK economy’s growth rate slowed earlier this year, it has subsequently picked up pace once more. Certainly, business confidence […]


Many people in the UK take for granted the use of their mobile phone at anytime and anywhere. However, there are still 80,000 premises in the UK which are located in areas without any mobile phone coverage – these areas are referred to as ’Not Spots.’ A recent study undertaken by Accent and Rand Europe […]

UK economy looking in increasingly good shape

The UK economy is looking in increasingly good shape. GDP has expanded robustly during the past year, with the recently-released Q2 2014 estimate showing a 3% plus annual gain, the highest seen since Q4 2007. Employment has in recent months seen its strongest expansion since records began in 1971 and the unemployment rate has fallen […]

Time to get your voice heard

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new and exclusive panel with Railway Strategies where we will be giving members of the rail industry the chance to get their voices heard on all the latest hot topics. From past experience, we know that what makes each panel a success is its members. And […]