What should Theresa May do next?

So, is a victory by 83 good or bad? Is there any hope of new concessions from Brussels? Is Parliament likely to agree on anything soon? The answer to questions two and three looks to be no. The answer to number one is “it depends”. And there, in a nutshell, is one of Theresa May’s …

Has the business lobby failed in the Brexit process?

By Matthew Rock, One of the most intriguing sub-plots in the Brexit process has been the performance of the corporate lobbying community. Most of us would have expected the voice of business to dominate the original referendum. In reality, business often seemed sidelined, not quite in tune with the visceral nature of the debate. After …

Brexit and the Devolution Dilemma

All sides in the Brexit debate expect some economic disruption once we leave the EU. Many believe that the future should be in local hands and that Westminster needs to let go. Unfortunately, it seems that Westminster does not necessarily feel the same way. There was certainly a drive towards devolution under the Coalition Government …

The Post Brexit Future Is All About Engagement

With key decisions about Brexit looming, many have focused on the personalities and political implications. They should instead be thinking about their future communications and political engagement. UK organisations need to think about Brussels and EU organisations need to think about Westminster. In the general vacuum that has been the Brexit negotiation process, the media …

Brexit scenario planning: Possible outcomes for PR

With a year to go before the UK formally leaves the EU there is still a degree of clarity required on a plethora of matters from the Irish border to the rights of EU citizen’s in the UK, and everything in between highlighting that Brexit is not simply an issue that should sit with public …

How public relations practitioners can help businesses successfully navigate Brexit

As Brexit negotiations continue, PR consultant and 2018 President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Sarah Hall explains why businesses should look to their PR practitioners – and ideally CIPR members – for support in navigating the complexities and long-term transition. The results of the EU referendum sent shockwaves through the world and …

Public Relations in 2018 – five risks

After a couple of years of economic, political and social turmoil you might be fooled into thinking 2018 is going to be a comparative walk in the park. There are some big challenges on the horizon but, with some careful thought and planning, these can be professionally negotiated. Here are five things that should already …