Article 50: Welcome to dichotomy communications

by H+K United Kingdom

March 13, 2017

Article 50: Welcome to dichotomy communications

The invoking of Article 50 is the official starting pistol for Brexit negotiations. Everything that has gone before has just been a warming up exercise. For business, the stakes are ratcheting up and communications has never been so important and potentially problematic. Every statement, every business decision, every investment will be scrutinised internally and externally. … Read more

Article 50: What happens next?

Following months of intrigue, speculation and rumour, Theresa May has finally triggered Article 50 – formally notifying the European Union of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the bloc. The invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon will get the clock ticking on the supposed two year process – however many argue … Read more

What We’ve Been Up To in London – 10th March 2017

The Food + Drink team launched the Schwartz Gluten Free range to a select group of media and KOLs at The Hospital Club, Soho, last week. Starting with an intimate VIP briefing with expert Amanda Hamilton and Ian Craddock for 6 x influencers, it was followed by a wholly-immersive ‘supper club’ experience, bringing the key … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Tech Round-Up

Announcing the budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond highlighted changes to the levels of National Insurance paid by the self-employed. From April 2018, Class 4 national insurance contributions for the self-employed will rise from 9% to 10% – and then to 11% in April 2019 – on income up to the higher … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Big Changes Ahead for Energy

Levy Control Framework will not be continuing post 2021. A new scheme to support renewables will be announced later in the year Government are going to introduce legislation to protect consumers in the energy market Carbon pricing to continue at the moment. However, the Government will assess setting a UK carbon price post Brexit Government … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: How will Conservatives React?

We were promised a relatively dull Spring Budget. That’s exactly what we received. Phillip Hammond was not delivering an Osborne style budget – it was rather straight laced; there were no taxes imposed on any form of pastry-based goods. This Budget was not controversial; it was miles away from the so called “Omnishambles Budget” of … Read more


To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked H+K women around the globe to share their career advice and inspiration. To read more from the women of H+K, visit HER Voices. Iliana Perez, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Latin America My Inspiration: Intuitively I would say my mother, who not only has inspired me as a human … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Transport Funding for Electric Vehicles

Infrastructure, and within that transport, remains a priority for the Government in developing their Industrial Strategy, with Chancellor Philip Hammond seeing the twin challenges of productivity and better infrastructure as key to setting Britain apart as we transition out of the EU.  Despite that, the relatively short Budget document – at 65 pages long – … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: The Reaction

Spreadsheet Phil has delivered his “upbeat” budget, heralding a “new chapter” in Brexit Britain. £435m for firms affected by increases in business rates, 110 new schools in England, £2bn extra for adult social care and an economic growth forecast raised for 2017 to 2% were just some of the key points Hammond put forward. The … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: The Healthcare Perspective

Not every wish on the UK’s life science industry’s list of requests has been answered by Chancellor Hammond’s spring budget today, but in setting out the country’s stall as the place to do business post Brexit, Hammond partially delivered. There are no generous tax breaks, there’ll be no substantial changes to the UK’s R&D tax … Read more