Repaying the younger generation?

It has become a truism that the COVID pandemic has created unprecedented change. It’s impacts will need to be taken into account as the UK emerges on the other side. From the need to prioritise greater integration of health and care, support resilience and security of supply chains in critical areas, and adapting town centres […]

Trading into 2021

As vaccines begin to be rolled out there is hope that a sense of normality may return to the UK (and globally) during 2021. The government would, understandably, be happy to be focused on anything other than the ongoing COVID-pandemic, which has put this administration’s wider agenda firmly on the backburner. If we allow ourselves […]

Devolution – an East of England blueprint?

Amid the need to prioritise a pandemic response and having run into opposition from the Conservative local government contingent, reports are circulating that MHCLG’s anticipated devolution white paper has been stalled – once again leaving reform of local and regional government structures up in the air. As policymakers appear pause their plans – and decide […]

The Government’s pet Projects

As a COVID second wave looms on the horizon and the deadline for a Brexit deal steams speedily into view, it is understandable that government’s focus is overwhelmingly given over to tackling these all-consuming challenges. However, beyond mitigating these issues and rectifying the missteps and problems that have arisen as part of the UK’s pandemic […]

Town Centres & High Streets – The Future Is Now

Crises and shocks to economies tend to act as a catalyst for reform. They also tend to accelerate trends and changes already beginning to take hold as individuals, families and businesses seek solutions to their changed environment. In this regard, the current COVID-19 crisis looks set to be no different. In the midst of a […]

Going for Growth in the Thames Estuary

It may have flown under the radar due to the ongoing Brexit shenanigans and drama at Westminster, but last week saw the government publish its response to the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, an important development for the South Essex, East London and North Kent alike. Whilst there was nothing particularly revolutionary within the government’s […]

PLMR’s Monthly Political Digest – February

February was the month the split finally materialised. Amid concern at the Labour leadership’s Brexit strategy and the increasingly acrimonious debate over how the party was handling accusations of anti-Semitism, a group of moderate Labour MPs (including Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger and Chris Leslie), took the decision to break with the party – establishing The […]

PLMR launches new East of England office

PLMR, a leading national communications agency and global top 250 PR company, has today launched a new office in the East of England as part of the company’s plans for continued growth into 2019. Headquartered in Chelmsford and with additional offices in Cambridge and Norwich, PLMR’s expansion will enable the company to bring its integrated […]

PLMR Monthly Political Digest – December

As the UK wakes up from its Christmas slumber, the events of the past month already seem somewhat distant, but no less remarkable. After a year dominated by Brexit uncertainty and ongoing deliberation, it was only right the UK’s imminent departure from the EU took centre-stage in December as well. The culmination of a tumultuous […]

PLMR Monthly Political Digest – November

It seemed inevitable that the tensions over Brexit within the Conservative Party would boil over at some point and the past month has proved this to be the case. From the moment the Cabinet were shown and – after lengthy debate – agreed the Withdrawal Agreement, there has been a mix of unease and anger […]