Trade Tuesday: Northern Ireland Protocol Bill – FAQs

By Sabine Tyldesley Today Foreign Secretary Liz Truss gave a speech to the House of Commons informing Parliament of the Government’s intentions to bring in a Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. Check out our quick explainer for more information. What is it?  This is a Bill to legislate changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol, negotiated as part of…

Apocalypse now? How should policymakers talk about inflation?

By Gareth Jones The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, faced a significant backlash from government ministers today over his comments in front of the Treasury Select Committee yesterday, where he described the rises in food prices as “apocalyptic” and warned that households face a “very big real income shock” as inflation is…

Double denim for dementia, anyone?

By Vanessa Chance For Dementia Action Week 2022, Alzheimer’s Society has a new fundraising initiative: get your denim on for dementia. In fact, why not go double denim, or get creative with your old jeans by turning them into something new and become a ‘jeanius’ to raise funds for the charity? If only there was…

SEC Newgate Consumer appointed to handle UK PR for MyFitnessPal

SEC Newgate Consumer is delighted to announce that it has been appointed to represent MyFitnessPal in the UK.  This is the first time MyFitnessPal has engaged in PR activity in the UK with SEC Newgate Consumer proposing a campaign which creates a relevant and newsworthy launch, influencer and media press trips – both in the…

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: Put your money where your mouth is

By Douglas Johnson Yesterday saw the introduction of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. There’s a sense of deja-vu around the Bill – one disappointing set of election results and the ambition has dropped out of the government’s housing agenda. So far, so 2017. The headline for the Bill is that it does not include…

Property and Places: Birmingham New Street Station

By Rachel Groves There are few buildings which make me emotional, but Birmingham’s iconic New Street railway station never fails to make me tingle, filling me with pride every time I walk onto its vast light-filled concourse. I moved to Birmingham in 1997 as a student and was greeted by the station’s former iteration –…

A Gen-Z show – with something for us all

By Perry Miller Pause the chat about falling subscriptions for a moment: Netflix has another global hit on its hands. And a proudly British one at that. Heartstopper, a teenage rom com that launched a little over two weeks ago, is currently sitting comfortably in the Top 10 in 54 countries around the world. Based…

A government back on track?

By Tom Haynes As the dust settles following the Queen’s Speech today, political commentators are scrambling to see whether this is a pioneering speech from a government with a vision for a post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain, or simply a government all out of ideas.  The backdrop for this Queen’s Speech was far from a position of…