Newgate Communications is a fast growing international communications consultancy that specialises in capital market communications and financial media relations, corporate reputation building and public policy and regulatory consultancy. Our task is to change the way people think about our clients by developing insight and ideas that resonate with its important constituencies and the opinion formers […]

The incoming European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced the allocation of Commission portfolios yesterday, and there was great surprise that Lord Hill was given a mandate for ‘financial stability, financial services and capital markets union’. David Cameron has welcomed the decision as a “great piece of news”, and the UK media is widely reporting that […]

That was the advice from political journalist of the year, Fraser Nelson, speaking at Newgate Communications latest ‘View from the Bridge’ panel event on the upcoming general election and its possible consequences. Along with leading economist, Andrew Sentance (Senior Economic Adviser to PwC and former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member) and leading political […]

The main parties’ manifestoes that will be drawn up just before next May’s general election will all differ in content. But, almost certainly, there will be some consistent themes:  stimulating economic growth, cutting the deficit and encouraging future investment into Britain. From a young person’s point of view, there are certain policy areas that I […]

Last night saw the second of two debates on the subject of Britain’s membership of the European Union between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage. Opinion polls and political commentators in Westminster differ on who came out top during the two debates (the first of which was on LBC last week), though polling by both YouGov […]

I am a fan of Antony Jenkins. I used to work with the Barclays chief executive and I think he is a decent guy, with his heart mostly in the right place, doing a very difficult job. However, his task is made a lot harder by his obsession with management speak and jargon. Take his […]

Even though the prospective referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is still over three years away, politicians and business representatives are already gearing up for the fight to come. At least that is the impression which any observer of Monday’s panel debate on ‘the City and the EU: better in or out?’ held at […]

In little more than four months from now, the UK’s major political parties risk being engulfed in a monumental political  firestorm that will stress-test their readiness for next year’s general election. Over the period covering 22 to 25 May, EU voters go to the polls to elect 766 members of the European Parliament. 73 of […]

costIn today’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne confidently announced to the House of Commons that “Britain’s economic plan is working” and, in a speech that was largely devoid of flashy announcements or headline measures, he then set about making an overt pitch to voters that the current Government – and more specifically the Conservative Party […]

Nigel Farage looms over British politics like a spectre at a feast, if the speakers at Newgate Communications’ latest View from the Bridge: Britain in 2014, are to be believed. While Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, believes that the economic signals for 2014 are far more positive that they were only a few month […]

The relationship between the political and economic cycles has long been the stuff of political folklore. There have been many examples throughout history of nervy incumbents, mid-way through a parliament, reading the economic tea leaves for any signs of green shoots. Accordingly, the most recent announcement by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last Friday […]

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