New Blog: Oliver Letwin’s Weasels

December 30th, 2015 by

As a PR technique, wholehearted apology can do wonders for you. It takes the wind out of your critics’ sails, displays your integrity and courage and puts you on the side of the angels. So you’d think more people would apologise more often. The trouble is, they just can’t bear to do it. And when, Read More >>

New Blog: Why attacking Trump doesn’t work

December 23rd, 2015 by

Personal attacks on Donald Trump just don’t work; in fact, they may actually strengthen his support. This is an empirical, uncomfortable, simple fact. It’s Issues Management for Beginners. You can see the same rule applying in British politics, where Jeremy Corbyn’s critics are jostling for the opportunity to pour vitriol on their new hate figure Read More >>

Planning Policy in 2016: Westminster Briefing

December 22nd, 2015 by

Manchester | Thurs, 21st January | 11.00am – 3.30pm The Housing & Planning Bill, which was introduced in October, is currently making its way through Parliament. It contains many of the Government’s key reforms to the planning system. With major changes expected, what will 2016 hold for the different stakeholders involved? Nick Wood-Dow, deputy chairman of Read More >>

UK energy policy: gas and fracking

December 7th, 2015 by

The Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd MP, made a speech last month which ‘reset’ energy policy in the UK. She set out the Government’s priorities with a focus on “keeping the lights on” and minimising the cost to the consumer. The Government’s aim is to move away from coal power generation and focus upon gas and Read More >>