WEBINAR: The US Presidential election – views from The Hill and The House

Chartwell Strategy Group and Hume Brophy present the first in a series of webinars to help businesses understand the dynamics and implications of this historic election from

We will be joined by Conservative peer Lord Wharton of Yarm, former Hume Brophy Chairman of Public Affairs and Campaign Manager to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s successful 2019 Conservative leadership campaign, Ozzie Palomo and Matt Epperly, Republican and Democratic strategists, respectively, and founders of Chartwell Strategy Group.

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Brexit
Freeports: Fresh Wind in the Government’s Sails

This week, the Government published its long-awaited response to the consultation on proposals to establish ten Freeports across the UK. The initiative is identified as a strategic priority as ministers seek to kickstart the UK’s economic recovery, and deliver on its stated ambition of ‘levelling up’ towns, cities and regions considered to have been left behind.

The response from industry, based on our discussions with business leaders over recent days, has been overwhelmingly positive. The consensus is that the Government’s thinking now goes far beyond what was originally conceived – constituting a comprehensive and holistic approach with the potential to make serious waves.

 

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Events
Hume Brophy Webinar – Artificial Intelligence: Development of EU Policy with Eva Kaili MEP

Eva Kaili MEP discusses the development of EU Policy in the areas of Artificial Intelligence.

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Financial Services
Blog – Pensions’ climate risk reporting: a sustainable regime?

Expectations have been building for asset owners (particularly pension schemes) to focus more on Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) as part of their investment strategy – and not only from activist groups. Whilst savers increasingly want to know what is being done with their money, the UK Government is now also determined to harness this capital for good. These new ambitions and rules will certainly bring new challenges to pension schemes and organisations supporting them, but also opportunities for the industry, savers, and the UK economy.

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Events
Webinar: Pensions’ climate risk reporting: a sustainable regime?

Guy Opperman, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, shares unique insights into the Government’s Landmark Pension Schemes Bill, including a new measure to mandate climate-related financial risk assessment and reporting and compel trustees to disclose how they have done so to members and the public.

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Financial Services
A* for Value assessment reports?

Following the FCA’s asset management study, new rules came into effect in September 2019 requiring UK funds to publish reports demonstrating how they provide value to investors called – annual Assessment of Value (AoV). The assessments are one part of a number of measures introduced by the FCA to ensure fund managers compete on the value they deliver, and act in the interests of the investors who entrust them with their savings. As  investment managers publish their report, we take a look at how they’ve fared so far and what we can expect to happen next.

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Events
Webinar: Civil Service Reform: Political Vandalism or Regeneration

As part of a comprehensive restructure of the civil service, Dominic Cummings has promised a ‘hard rain is coming’. Yet, will this Whitehall revolution end in disaster or bring forward a rejuvenation of a critical part of Government machinery at a critical juncture in the UK’s history?

William Wragg MP who chairs the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee mandated to examine constitutional issues and the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments, joins Hume Brophy’s James Wharton, in conversation to provide their unique insight and perspective into the future of the civil service and how it could impact your business.

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UK Public Affairs
Build. Build. Build

When it became apparent that Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick pushed through approval for the Westferry housing project in an alleged ‘cash for favours’ scandal, Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘Build, Build, Build’ seemed to have hit a snag.

But now, with Jenrick’s position seemingly secure for the time being after admitting that he shouldn’t have engaged with Tory tycoon Richard Desmond at a fundraising dinner, the Government now sees fit to implement its long-overdue planning revolution.

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UK Public Affairs
Green Wheels of Change: The Future of Urban Mobility

Even before Covid-19, the Government had set out an ambitious agenda to transform and innovate the UK’s transport network. The pandemic has given policy and decision-makers to pause for thought, as they reimagine the future of urban mobility both at a national and local level.

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Financial Services
Governance – no social distancing for corporates

Organisations are expected to pay closer attention to the environmental and social impact of what they do. Governance and corporate responsibility sit at the heart of this. From investors to policy makers, we look at the forces shaping the future of governance.

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