Welcome to our local elections special bulletin. Local Elections were held in over 150 local authorities, with more than 4,300 seats up for grabs across metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs. It was certainly a mixed-night for Labour and the Conservatives who both lost control of key councils and failed to make the gains that many were predicting. The UKIP vote also imploded with the party losing over 90 seats and winning only two in Derby. We’ll be analysing the results in more detail but an initial view of the key battlegrounds and results are […]Read More..
Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels, Chris Morris, has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here: There is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax, or so the saying goes. Never is this truer than in the European Parliament where there is nothing more permanent than a temporary, or special, tax committee. This week saw our latest installment, which comes in the form of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAXE3). TAXE3 carries […]Read More..
Chelgate’s new addition, Garden City principals, the Letwin Review, Labour bite back on housing, and why the May elections will bring Tory blues in the Capital Chelgate Local makes new senior hire Chelgate Local has hired David Mills from Sainsbury’s to lead its property communications and stakeholder engagement division. With a team of specialists in community, political and stakeholder engagement, Chelgate Local is one of the leading agencies working in the property sector and has been working with residential and commercial developers for 30 years. David was responsible for public affairs, media and community relations around Sainsbury’s […]Read More..
Our affiliate company, Chelgate Public Affairs has today published guides on two new special committees set up by the European Commission. These cover the Special Committee on Tax (TAXE3) and the Certification System for Aviation Security Screening Equipment (ASSE). They also recently published a similar guide on the Pesticide Authorisation (PEST) special committee. Chelgate Public Affairs is an independent political communications agency with a branch in Brussels and associates around the world. From the Dáil to the European Parliament, Chelgate Public Affairs provides political intelligence, engagement and campaigning services that helps our clients shape their policy and regulatory environments. […]Read More..
The Prime Minister’s speech this morning about the changes to the planning system have received an understandably mooted response from the industry. She made promises to tackle the housing crisis, calling upon housebuilders to ‘do their duty’ and ‘stop sitting on land and start building houses’ and ‘restore the dream’ of home ownership. Many of the provisions outlined by Theresa May were discussed in detail by the MHCLG ministerial team which attended the Conservative Councillors’ Association (CCA) conference in Warwickshire on Friday. Despite a weather-hit attendance, Heather Wheeler MP and Rishi Sunak MP joined Secretary of State, Sajid Javid MP, […]Read More..