Why you should embrace crypto winter

By Ian Silvera As summer shines on outside, a cold is quickly enveloping the offices, online chat rooms and social media hideaways of the cryptocurrency industry. After the pandemic period saw investors stuck at home with nothing much to do and Covid payouts to play with, the industry thrived in 2021, hitting new token price…

Purpose on Payday: SEC Newgate’s View

By Sophie Morello The cost-of-living crisis continues to dominate the headlines, with UK inflation hitting a 40 year high of 9.1%, the highest inflation rate in the G7. This raises a key question, will the UK be able to meet its net zero targets while battling such economic headwinds? With household budgets being squeezed, consumer…

The climate change debate: next stop – London

By Tim Le Couilliard The climate change conference circuit ahead of COP27 is in full flow. These frequent gatherings bring together key players to cover a bewildering range of complex topics in plenty of locations. From Bonn in Germany last week, where the latest round of UN climate talks took place, to London Climate Action…

Premier League TV could be on its way

By Robin Tozer The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s biggest cricket competition, recently announced a TV rights deal worth a record US$6.02bn (£5.13bn), doubling the previous deal. The IPL is now one of the most valuable global sports leagues alongside the NFL in the US and the English Premier League. The biggest sporting properties…

A Tale of Two Constituencies

By Matilda Hartwig There are two by-elections taking place today in two very different constituencies – Tiverton & Honiton in Devon and Wakefield in Yorkshire – which are set to stress-test Boris Johnson, Sir Keir Starmer and Sir Edward Davey’s leadership. These elections will show whether national issues such as Partygate and the cost-of-living crisis,…

“Welcome to England, home of the economic crisis.”

By Rebecca Coleman In the immortal words of Dolly Parton, “here you come again…just when I’ve begun to get myself together.” No doubt this line was never intended to refer to the beginning of Britain’s biggest rail strike in three decades (for Londoners the second rail strike in three months), timed perfectly to sit on…

The demise of Neil Woodford – what have we learnt?

By Shelly Durrant & Henry Adefope Neil Woodford – formerly the mercurial investment maverick renowned for his 25-year track record making stunning investment returns for investors, is now known as the man who lost it all. This month marks three years since the collapse of the Woodford Equity Income (WEI) fund that he managed –…

Recession takes a step closer

By Simon Neville The Bank of England and the Treasury are between a rock and a hard place and today’s latest base interest rates rise to 1.25% – the highest since 2009 – shows just how difficult life has become for them. Governor Andrew Bailey must bring inflation – currently running at 9% – down…