Williamson sets out details on children going back to school

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs Today saw the return of the Downing Street press conference, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson setting out detailed plans for schools and colleges in England to reopen, in full, in September. Williamson said that school attendance would be mandatory and stressed that getting children back to school is a…

Letter from… Rome

By Maurizio Maione, Vice president, SEC Newgate With images of people getting back to the old life from North to South, whilst enjoying an aperitif, I reflected on the real reach and consistency of adopting positive change in our lives. Is there a possibility for humanity take the lessons learnt from this experience and make…

The ‘return to work’ communications conundrum

By Tali Robinson, Partner If you’re a communications professional like most of us here at Newgate, you will undoubtedly have been pulled in a million different directions, had countless debates and conversations and a found yourself with more dilemmas than you ever imagined possible since the start of lockdown in March. From how to communicate…

Letter from… Paris

By Ulysse AvraneJunior Consultant, CLAI (part of SEC Newgate) Since the last letter, there has been a big drop in the number of new daily cases of coronavirus across France. Along with this decline, there has been an increase in the number of new tests being done and the number of patients who have recovered…

Social Care in the spotlight as COVID cases fall

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs The Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, once again led the government press conference.  His focus today was on Social Care. Before turning to that he revealed that there had been 55 reported deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest number since 21 March.  He pointed…

Stand clear of the doors…

By Dan Clay, Newgate Research As schools and shops across the UK cautiously start to re-open their doors, the question on the lips of many office and professional workers is ‘Will I be returning to the office anytime soon’? Only 30% of the UK workforce spent any time working from home in 2019 according to…

Cummings roadtrip didn’t need to become the only story in town

By Giles Croot, Managing Partner How did the Government machine so spectacularly fail to manage the story about Dominic Cummings trip to Durham?  It’s said that “a lie is half way around the world before the truth has got its shoes on”… but in this case the “truth” – or to be more accurate Dominic…

A very short modern history of crisis innovation

By Jamie Williams, Senior Executive Periods of volatility and crisis breed an innovative climate amongst industry, business and the scientific community. It is often during periods of hardship and turmoil that humans are stretched to the best of their abilities, and reach new heights of development and entrepreneurship, which years before crisis struck would have…