With the deadline for PPI claims in sight, what’s next for UK banks?

By Simone Fassom, Associate Partner It’s impossible not to have noticed that recently there has been a renewed energy around the PPI mis-selling scandal and claims for compensation. As the deadline of 29th August fast approaches, the City regulator is urging individuals to make that claim before the time runs out. According to the FCA,…

We need to talk about…Woodford

By Paul Wynne Partner, Newgate Communications Well, what we really need to talk about is how communication is handled in the circumstances that lead to crisis. As we are discovering, the flow of information is critical – between provider, its suppliers, the distributors and the regulator. Most importantly, the flow of information to investors so…

Mental Health Awareness Week

By Simone Fassom This week – 13-19th May – is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and designed to open up the conversation around mental health issues and help remove the stigma surrounding it. Mental health issues are a normal part of life.  We all have mental health…

Brexit: Looking for Leaders

The need for compromise and the danger of complacency by Dafydd Rees It’s a real pity that Theresa May and her Cabinet weren’t able to be in the audience for last week’s inaugural lecture in Newgate Communications’ Leadership Principle series. Professor Stefan Stern, author of the newly published book “How to be a Better Leader,”…

Brexit – A Very British Coup

Written by Dafydd Rees Politics has never shown itself to be more stubborn or sly, so why is business not more publicly concerned or the markets in meltdown? Could it be because we are all living in a state of collective denial about the momentous events taking place at Westminster. And there lies the danger….

What does 2019 have in store for the City?

A look ahead at 2019 by Newgate’s Gareth Jones and Henry Adefope. Introduction: A challenging year Will 2019 prove to be another challenging year for UK financial services? For those involved in banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, the upcoming political and regulatory agenda suggests it will be. A year of potential disruption is…

We’re in a mess. Is there a way out?

By Dafydd Rees Theresa May’s plan for leaving the EU has taken two years to put together. It has taken 48 hours for it to fall apart. Despite the confidence of many Brexiteers during the 2016 Referendum Campaign, leaving the EU was always going to be a painful and protracted process. But now we are…

Redleaf rebrands as Newgate

Today, Porta Communications Plc announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Redleaf Communications, has been fully integrated into its global strategic communications agency, Newgate Communications and will now operate under that brand. The agency operates in 16 offices across 7 countries offering consultancy in areas such as public affairs, digital, research, financial and professional services, community…

Have we reached ‘Peak Retail?’

By Deborah Saw, Executive Chair, Newgate Communications 2018 has been an incredibly challenging year for retail and having advised national retailers and its supply chain this year that is our experience. It is looking like it will be the worst year for the sector since the recession in 2008, when Woolworths collapsed.  According to research…