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22nd February 2018

Will Open Banking lead to a financial services revolution?

Paul Montague-Smith, a director in Grayling’s London office, looks at whether APIs will be a game changer Do you like your bank? Chances are you don’t – at least not in the same way as you might like your Netflix or mobile phone. Chances are you’re rather...

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16th February 2018

Is 2018 the year of the influencer?

Social Media Influencers are growing empires online and are arguably becoming more significant than celebrities because they are more relatable. We often feel a more personal connection with them and as a result they inspire a loyal audience. Research shows that they...

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The Advantage Series

Organizations of all sizes, across industry sectors, face complex reputational, regulatory and communication challenges. Here we examine some of those in depth, looking at how they can be overcome, and how Grayling can create advantage.

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16th February 2018

Is going green a vote winner for Gove?

Sam Colson, an Account Executive in Grayling’s London office, asks whether Michael Gove’s green reforms are a vote winner for the Conservatives.Michael Gove has always been a reforming minister, known for getting on top of a brief quickly and boldly pushing through...

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8th February 2018

100 years of women’s suffrage: a lesson in lobbying?

Katherine Davies, Account Executive in our London office, looks back at the success of the campaign for women’s suffrage and examines what lessons can be learnt.100 years ago this Tuesday, the Representation of the People Act was granted Royal Assent, which after over...

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6th February 2018

The green belt myth: can developers change misconceptions?

The green belt conjures up a certain image to the public; think chocolate box villages and ancient woodland. But is this always the reality? Much of England’s Green Belt land is privately owned and made up of a mix of land uses, including intensive farming, golf...

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1st February 2018

Can the Government deliver on its promise to build more homes?

A recent Ipsos Mori poll has found that 20 per cent of the British public now say that housing is one of the most important issues facing the country. With Government keen to show that it is keen to deliver more than Brexit, it is devoting significant bandwith to try...

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29th January 2018

The plastic purge: how a stillborn whale calf on Blue Planet II c...

It all started with a harrowing scene of a distressed mother whale dragging her dead calf in the murky ocean, followed shortly by a scene of an adolescent sperm whale with remnants of a plastic bucket lodged in its mouth. Hard-hitting scenes that plucked at the...

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25th January 2018

Are northern metro-mayors making the most of their new powers?

2017 saw the election of new metro-mayors in the devolved combined authorities in Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City Region and the Tees Valley and each of them have had varying success which can be linked to the powers they do, or in some cases, do not have.The...

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18th January 2018

Why Corbyn’s success risks leading him to failure

Jeremy Corbyn quietly tightened his grip on the Labour Party this week, when Momentum-backed candidates edged a majority on the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). In practice, this means that the overwhelmingly Corbyn-supporting membership are likely to be...

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11th January 2018

Is the turbulence over? Where now for politics in Wales?

It has been a turbulent twelve months in Welsh politics. We’ve had suspensions, resignations, scandal and tragedy. We started the year with pretty standard party political groupings – Welsh Labour, Plaid Cymru, Welsh Conservatives and UKIP, as well as a lone Liberal...

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10th January 2018

Grayling View: Reshuffle 2018

Theresa May has, as expected, marked the beginning of the Parliamentary year with a two-day reshuffle. It was doubtless intended as a sign of strength following an agreement on Phase One of the Brexit negotiation and a “successful” Budget. However, wall-to-wall...

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