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 […]

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered the first Autumn Statement and Spending Review of a Conservative majority Government since the mid-1990s, in which he announced that the Government would rebuild Britain and deliver on its commitment to ensure economic and national security. As expected, the Chancellor restated his pledge to running a budget […]

As delegates gathered for Conservative Party Conference earlier this week, they were greeted to quite a welcome on the streets of Manchester. Angry protesters were out in force and whipping up a noise, wearing masks, waving anarchist flags and shouting “Tory Scum” and other (unprintable) obscenities at attendees making their way to the Conference security […]

The digital revolution has opened up a raft of opportunities for organisations and individuals. It has created megabrands such as Google and Facebook and a generation of new entrepreneurs but it has also exposed us to much greater reputational risks. At our latest View from the Bridge event ‘The Internet – creator and destroyer of […]

This week, the Labour Party held its annual party conference down in Brighton, just two weeks after the remarkable election of Jeremy Corbyn as its leader. The Conference offered us the first indication of how this new Corbyn-led Party would behave, communicate and develop policy and how his brand of left-wing protest politics would be […]

In the past two years, the number of organisations offering direct-to-consumer financial services has boomed. The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) introduced in January 2013 has accelerated the trend for DIY investing as many middle-income investors have found themselves becoming ‘advice orphans’. This coupled with increasing consumer focus on the costs of financial advice and fees […]

As we enter August, politics usually takes a back seat while we focus on the typical summer news agenda – sharks, seagulls and Cecil the Lion have willingly or unwillingly obliged this time around. For those of us who take more than a passing interest in politics, however, this year’s summer recess promises to be […]

In his article on this blog, Jason Nisse mourns – or at least opines on – the death of the writ in libel actions. Judith Townend questions in her article for Inforrm whether the statistics, at least of late, tell a different story, but concedes that data protection and privacy applications are certainly the new […]

With the upcoming referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, the nature of our relationship with Europe and the prospect of ‘Brexit’ are set to dominate the political and public policy agenda for next few years – if not for longer. Recent events in Greece, where the Syriza-led Government decided to hold a […]

On 8 July 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Budget statement from a Conservative majority Government since 1996, in which he declared he would create a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country.” This bold statement was backed up by a Budget Speech that outlined significant cuts in welfare and to working age […]

When we began organising our View from the Bridge event ‘General Election 2015: Where do we go from here?’ several weeks before 7th May we envisaged a discussion speculating on the likely outcomes of coalition negotiations. Pre-May 7th few commentators would have predicted that the debate would instead be examining the implications of a Conservative […]


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