Will social media face greater regulation in the UK?

The article below was written by Charles Ansdell, Managing Partner at Newgate Communications. The recent Cambridge Analytica/ Facebook scandal, coupled with concerns about political interference, terrorism and crime , is pushing social media into the regulatory crosshairs, argues Charles Ansdell. There is no doubt that social media has transformed the world. The largest platforms – Facebook,…

MiFID II – how the City is faring

The article below was written by Ian Silvera, Consultant at Newgate Communications. The City is still slowly adjusting to the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) since the new rules came into force on Tuesday 3 January. Billed by some as the biggest regulatory shake-up since the “big bang” of the 1980s, the…

Mifid II – Newgate’s Steffan Williams in City A.M.

The article below, written by Newgate’s Steffan Williams, originally appeared in City A.M. on Wednesday 3rd January. Time for financial PR to up its game now Mifid II has arrived In the run up to the arrival of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), much comment has been devoted to its impact…

The European Single Market is a Myth

by Simon Gentry, Head of Public Affairs I moved to Brussels in August 1990.  Everyone in the European Commission spoke French then.  The EU only had 12 member states.  Germany was just re-unifying. And the EC – as it was then – had just begun the great, visionary ‘1992’ project, intended to create a pan-Community,…

Pint for planning?

by Mark Kerr, partner, Newgate Engage So the House of Lords thinks that decisions about licensing the countries pubs, clubs and restaurants and about those who sell us booze in an increasing number of retail outlets, should in the future be managed by our councils’ planning committees. Peers think that the Councillors and council officers…

Hogg’s head on a platter

May I declare an interest? I briefly worked for Charlotte Hogg’s mother – Sarah (now Baroness) Hogg. She at the time was the Business & City Editor of The Independent, so she should know a thing or two about public perception. Alas none of this appears to have been passed on to either her husband…

FCA Consultation Paper

The fairest, most informative deal for investors in post-Brexit IPOs. That’s what the FCA wants us to think The FCA consultation paper regarding research written pre-IPO will improve Britain’s perception as a competitive global listing hub The FCA – the City regulator – yesterday published its long awaited Consultation Paper outlining sweeping reforms as to…