George McGregor: The case for the APPC-PRCA merger

14 September 2018
An APPC-PRCA merger would create the strongest possible voice for our industry, one that unites around effective self-regulation and higher ethical standards. 
 
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Emma Petela: The case for an independent APPC

14 September 2018
Public affairs businesses, jobs and the reputation of the sector as a whole are far better protected with an independent APPC. This was the majority view of consultants at the recent discussion...

Paul Bristow: The real story behind the APPC-PRCA merger plan

29 August 2018

The APPC management committee proposal to merge with PRCA has aroused strong emotions from some in our industry.  While I welcome a rigorous debate, I am surprised about the way that some...

Lunch with… Chris Rumfitt

5 September 2018

Chris and I sat down to lunch as division tortured the Tory Party; claim and counter-claim tortured the Labour Party; and much to their chagrin, nobody appeared fussed enough to torture the Lib...

Lunch with… John Higginson

2 July 2018

I met up with political journalist-turned-public affairs agency boss John Higginson in the usual place and began with a standard opener: what did he make of the political scene at the...

Who are the new movers and shakers in the UK public affairs world?

13 May 2018

The question of what makes a mover and shaker in the modern public affairs industry in a live one. Some of the lobbyists featured here are best-known for their impressive contacts books and their...