Archived Newsletters

We will be providing regular updates on the latest Government advice and actions to deal with the Coronavirus crisis through our eNewsletter ‘Newgate News’.  To subscribe email hello@newgatecomms.com We’ll have a personal report from a Newgate colleague around the world and suggest key social media accounts that you may wish to follow.  With so many people…

Letter from Sydney

By Jodie Brough Hard to believe that Christmas is almost upon us here in sunny Australia after an extraordinary year. There is a strong sense that the nation is on the upswing right now, with coronavirus cases in the community at a trickle and state borders reopening to travel.  Even a few weeks ago, masks…

Groundhog lockdown

By Simon Gentry The good news is that we will be released in a semi-free sort of way to spend time with at least part of our families over the Christmas break.  The bad news is that the restrictions many are living under are going to remain tight before the festive break and will tighten…

Housebuilding ain’t broke, so should we fix it?

By Laura Sears The earliest recorded properties built by bricks were found in Jericho, Turkey, and date back to around 5,000BC. Fast-forward over 7,000 years, and we’re still predominantly using this method to build homes. “Traditional” bricks and mortar build is largely seen as the development method of choice, though there are many companies chomping…

Global Britain – today’s Defence budget increase

By Tim Le Couilliard Boris Johnson has today unveiled a £16.5 billion increase in defence spending – the largest increase in budget since the Cold War. The news came on a busy day for the political press; announced the day after the government’s flagship Climate Change 10-point-plan. With Labour infighting, No 10 infighting, the beginning…

The acceleration into digital is no anomaly

By Bob Huxford According to many stock market commentators in recent weeks, any positive developments regarding COVID-19 vaccines should instigate a huge stock market rotation of funds. Investors would abandon the stocks seen as beneficiaries of the pandemic, such as the trendy and apparently grossly-overvalued big tech companies, and pile back into stocks within those…

Salad with your roast Ma’am?

By Alistair Kellie As we pass the (says hopefully) middle of the second national lockdown, we must spare a thought for the nation’s growers, particularly during London Climate Action Week.  Before this year an estimated 4.5 million tonnes of perfectly presentable and edible groceries were going to waste, not to mention the colossal amount of…

Number 10 comms… ‘under new management’

By Ian Silvera Everything but the erection of a big plastic banner – restaurant-style – has been done to spell-out that Number 10 is ‘under new management’.  For those not familiar with the noisy handover, Team Carrie (Symonds) has prevailed over Team Dom (Cummings) in Downing Street, with Boris Johnson’s partner earning herself a new…

November… it’s never too early for Christmas decorations

By Charlotte Coulson I know, I know, Christmas decorations before 1st December are not universally popular but I have my reasons. In my opinion the build-up to Christmas is really the best bit. When the weather is miserable outside, it’s amazing what some Christmas tree lights can do to achieve that elusive ‘hygge’ and if…