Last call for leaseholds?

The Background The Law Commission published three reports earlier in July 2020 which set out a series of proposals to reform the leasehold system in England and Wales. The Law Commission was asked to look into the issue of leasehold reform by the government after former communities secretary Sajid Javid promised (in 2017) to make extending leases … Read more

Paving the way for the future of planning

Long-awaited reforms to the planning system in England were finally unveiled on 6 August. While previous housing secretaries, of which there have been many, have merely tinkered with the edges, Robert Jenrick’s efforts appear to be about to turn the system on its head. The glossy 43-page consultation document, ‘Planning for the Future’ certainly contains … Read more

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Silence says you consent.  Social issues get the country, and consumers, talking. The murder of George Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis has achieved global media attention and put a rocket under the BLM movement. From the #MeToo to #Icantbreathe protests, petitions and social media campaigns have dominated the media, even managing to break through coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is the realisation that having no opinion is not an option that sets these campaigns … Read more

Keeble Brown’s Guide to Working From Home

While working from home is usual practice for some, many of us are more familiar with an office environment. For organisations, both big and small, it may take a few weeks to adjust to this new way of working. We have put together this brief guide to share some of the practices we as a … Read more

George Bradshaw Address 2020

Former secretary of state for transport, Patrick McLoughlin, delivered this year’s George Bradshaw Address to a packed room at the impressive Institute of Civil Engineers building in London earlier this week. Here’s our round-up of what happened:  HS2: a light at the end of the tunnel  Unsurprisingly, HS2 was a hot topic. McLoughlin, like many … Read more

Why success has to be specific

Winning a new client is undoubtedly an exciting time for any PR agency but it’s vital to define success from the outset. Success can mean many things to different people and sometimes, your client may not even know what success looks like. It’s our job as a PR agency to guide them towards defining their … Read more