Archived Newsletters

We have been sharing regular newsletters (now Tues, Wed and Thurs) since the initial lockdown last year which include updates on the latest Government advice and articles relating to our clients key sectors and areas of interest. To subscribe email hello@secnewgate.co.uk

The future of PropTech investment

By Rishi Banerjee and Laura Sears Today, SEC Newgate UK hosted a webinar looking at the future of PropTech. We welcomed an esteemed panel of experts – Sammy Pahal, Managing Director of UK PropTech Association; Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and founder of Locale; Muir Baxter, Sales Director at SmartRent; Emily Laverick, Marketing Director at Built-ID and…

Sunak’s fiscal dilemma

By Gareth Jones The Budget is just under six weeks away. It is unclear how the country will be emerging from current lockdown restrictions by that point, but nevertheless, as we head towards 3rd March, the Treasury and Number 10 will be facing a series of very tough decisions about public spending.  The economic package that…

Mental health benefits of staying active… some handy tips

By Simone Fassom January is renowned as being the month when we kick start our new year with healthy eating promises and expensive gym memberships.  But for many this year, starting a new exercise regime will be about much more than just detoxing after the excesses of the Christmas holidays. The outbreak of Covid19 and…

Brexit spells the end of Erasmus for UK students

By Isabelle Smurfitt On 24 December 2020, Britain announced its departure from the Erasmus programme, having been a key partner since its inception in 1987. This disappointing news came at the end of a year where young people’s education had already been severely disrupted. Erasmus is an EU exchange programme that allows millions of young…

Should the Chancellor continue his (Stamp Duty) holiday?

By Laura Sears and Alina Haritonova The House of Commons has confirmed this week that there will be a debate about Stamp Duty after the petition calling for an extension on the current holiday has secured over 115,000 signatures – 15,000 over the threshold necessary for it to do so. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing…

The Law of Small Edges and the Need for Financial Education

By Bob Huxford There is often an underlying suspicion of London as the place that took everybody else’s money that emerges in conversations I have with non-Londoner friends. This becomes much more conspicuous if reference to me working in the financial sector is ever introduced. The opaque world of finance has often been viewed from…

“It’s a new day in America” – Joe Biden, 8.20am EST, 20 January 2021

By Emily Holtzman As of today, January 20, 2021, the United States of America has a new President. This afternoon, the world watched as Joe Biden became inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, swearing the oath to uphold the fundamental principles of democracy, and to represent one of the world’s largest superpowers….

Drakeford’s vaccine shambles

By Siân Jones When Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford, let slip at the end of a drawn-out press conference last Friday that he was deliberately holding back supplies of the Pfizer vaccine so it would last until the first week of February, the media were incredulous. Why was the Welsh Government more concerned about keeping…

Vaccines, ideology and Britain on the world stage

By Simon Gentry The vaccination programme is progressing well (in England and Northern Ireland anyway) with over four and a quarter million vaccinated as of today and it increasingly looking like the target of 14 million by mid-February will be reached.  With new vaccination centres being added every day, the Westminster government is pleased with…