The article below is taken from June’s Housebuilder magazine. Stephen Byfield, partner at Newgate Communications, bemoans the fact that green belt policy, a 70 year old system of land management, is still dictating what is built where in the UK. I found myself involved in a very interesting discussion this month on the provision of social housing. Specifically, we were talking about Bristol, where a … Continue reading Getting up the Numbers – Is Green Belt Policy Fit for Purpose?
The following blog was written by George Gibson, an Associate based in our Manchester office. Newgate attended the launch of the Labour Party’s General Election campaign in Manchester on Tuesday, as Jeremy Corbyn announced his vision for the country ahead of the manifesto launch. Introduced by former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh as the head of “a movement of people who give a toss about … Continue reading
The article below is taken from Stephen Byfield’s regular column in Housebuilder magazine. Stephen is a partner at Newgate and founded, stakeholder and community engagement specialists, PPS Group (now Newgate Engage) over 27 years ago. The company has worked for every major housebuilder down the years, helping them gain planning consent and to engage with local communities and politicians. I have been contemplating death … Continue reading Stephen Byfield in Housebuilder – Legacy projects
Our friends at dicomm advisors, a Berlin-based political consultancy, think-tank and communications agency, assess the upcoming German election. Within the last few weeks, the SPD candidate for German Chancellor, Martin Schulz, has seen his stock rise in Germany. However, this “Schulz effect”, which has brought high approval ratings to the SPD, now seems to have evaporated. The current polls in Germany (conducted by InfratestDimap) show the … Continue reading Is the honeymoon over, Herr Schulz?
The Context Today sees the release of the hotly anticipated Housing White Paper. After the endless speculation, the frenzied lobbying by a stream of commentators and industry insiders and the trailers put out by Government itself, the document itself is just a bit, well, obvious. In other words, ‘Spoiler: there’s no silver bullet’ (as tweeted this morning by Gavin Barwell MP, Minister for Housing). The … Continue reading No Silver Bullet: Fixing our Broken Housing Market
The article below was written by Gavin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Porta and Managing Partner, Newgate Communications and is taken from his regular blog on The Huffington Post. A few months back I wrote a blog suggesting that, for the sake of her brand, American pop superstar Taylor Swift should take a break from the limelight. A period of introspection followed by a triumphant return … Continue reading If This Was A Movie: What Hiddleswift Teaches Us About Comms Today
The article below is taken from PPSinPrint, a quarterly magazine published by our sister agency PPS Group. Red Devils left Red faced after Van Gaal sacking disaster The fact that football fans worldwide knew of former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s sacking before he did was bad enough (his wife, herself having seen the story break on BBC Online, eventually told him). That a … Continue reading Mourinho in Van Gaal out – Red Devils red faced PR disaster
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 trend in terms of legal remedy for ills documented online. … Continue reading Quantification of Serious Harm
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