Agencies do battle for British Land

20 April 2017

Public affairs agencies are battling it out for an account with one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate investment trusts.

British Land is reviewing its public affairs account...

How lobbyists predicted a snap election

19 April 2017

Two leading lobbyists are claiming credit for predicting that Theresa May would call an early general election this year.

After the prime minister announced plans for a snap general...

Blow for Portland as ‘secret weapon’ Pauley quits

18 April 2017

Portland has been rocked by the resignation of its UK managing director Oliver Pauley.

The public affairs stalwart is said to be setting up his own agency after a disagreement about his...

Mark Glover: Another chance to improve lobbying transparency has been missed

4 April 2017

In bringing forward its plans for a statutory lobbying register in 2012, the then minister for political and constitutional reform Chloe Smith MP said that she was "determined to find a...

John Lehal: Triggering Article 50 is only the end of the beginning

27 March 2017

Some 279 days after the referendum, Theresa May on Wednesday will deliver the ‘Article 50 notification’ to the EU, making official our intention to leave. The momentousness of the occasion...

How Brexit fears have shaken the foundations of UK public affairs

13 April 2017

"It’s more like therapy than consultancy,” says one leading lobbyist of his work advising clients on Brexit. "They all think: Oh my God what's next?"

The leap from lobbying to therapy may...

Lunch with... Robert Khan

12 April 2017

In an industry where people tend to switch jobs more frequently than Douglas Carswell switches parties, it’s gratifying to find someone with loyalty to an organisation. Or to two organisations in...

Looking forward to a 'bumper' party conference season

7 February 2017

In recent years, some lobbyists have left the autumn party conferences wondering whether it was worth the hassle.

In 2015, anyone entering the secure zone at Conservative conference in...