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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…

Chancellor unveils Winter Economic Plan – Part 3

By Gareth Jones Today the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a revised package of financial support for business and a more generous UK job support scheme for workers. Unveiling the plan at the House Commons this lunchtime, and later in the afternoon during the Downing Street briefing, Sunak acknowledged that with rising cases and new restrictions…

A view from South-West England

By Vic Cann Back at the start of lockdown in March I decided that, rather than spend my time trapped in a house arguing with my housemates all trying to work from home, I would take myself and my cat, over to stay with a friend for the duration. This change was the best decision…

The fickle meaning of success during COVID-19

By Tom Carnegie Being born and raised in New Zealand, before immigrating to the UK three years ago, I often find myself comparing how both countries, who have taken such drastically different approaches, have responded to COVID-19. Reading and watching the news from national media outlets of both countries has made me realise the differing…

Do we need the BBC?

By Andrew Adie At one time the BBC was seen in almost the same light as the NHS. An institution established to provide a service of such systemic importance that it came to represent part of what it meant to be ‘British’. This has changed dramatically. The new chair of the BBC Trust, when appointed,…

So sue me – The U.S. versus Google

By Bob Huxford After a prolonged investigation, the US Justice Department filed a much-anticipated anti-trust lawsuit yesterday against Google, accusing it of anti-competitive practises designed to protect the dominance of its search engine. These practises have enabled the company to maintain a near monopoly in online search with an estimated 90% share of the world…

The wars of the regions

By Simon Gentry, Public Affairs Devolution does strange things.  People who know a bit about American politics, and to some degree the EU, are aware of the inherent pressures that exist between the various levels of government there.  In the US there are frequent spats between the federal government in Washington DC and state governors…

The rise and stall of Andy Burnham

By Chris Midgley Andy Burnham is the very definition of a career politician. He went from university (Fitzwilliam, Cambridge) to work as a researcher for Tessa Jowell, then as a Spad for Chris Smith – a post he resigned from after being elected to the (then) Labour safe seat of Leigh, Greater Manchester in 2001….

Tinder finance: When asset managers swipe right…

By Henry Adefope, Corporate Just like dating, a union between two different companies can bring enormous opportunities for clients/customers, investors and staff. Unions between asset managers have a lot of parallels with celebrity relationships albeit not as exciting as Ant & Dec, Posh & Becks or the Chuckle Brothers. The unions of wealth and asset…

Greater Manchester placed into Tier Three restrictions

By Tim Le Couilliard, Public Affairs Speaking at Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today delivered the news that Greater Manchester would indeed be placed into Tier Three lockdown restrictions, as well as announcing the support package that has been under discussion for the last 10 days. As the major city of the North, and…