Spring Budget 2017: Brexit Buffers and Business Rates

by H+K United Kingdom

March 8, 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Brexit Buffers and Business Rates

In what Phillip Hammond confirmed would be the final Spring Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out a budget to make Britain “the best place in the world to do business”. The budget did not really deliver any surprises, nor a ‘silver bullet’ to address the social care crisis. Impending Brexit negations have slightly … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: No Rabbits from Hats

Philip Hammond demonstrated none of the show of his predecessor in setting out the Government’s last Spring Budget, despite the odd quip at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s expense.  The changes announced were largely technical in nature, with no rabbits pulled out of any hats that we have come to expect from today’s parliamentary theatrics. The … Read more

The Content Gold Rush: “If we don’t cannibalize ourselves, someone else will.”

Sign reading "Barcelona" in front of MWC

There’s a content gold rush underway, and for content producers and distributers, the race is on to secure the strongest and largest audience. On Tuesday, February 28, at Mobile World Congress, major players in the content world discussed the challenges the industry is facing and strategies they’re employing as they look ahead. Arnaud de Puyfontaine, … Read more

Ruling The Roost? Predictions for China and the Year of the Rooster Part One: Political Change

With the fireworks of the Chinese Spring Festival having just launched the Year of the Rooster into flight, we’re looking ahead to ask what every self-respecting China-watcher needs to know about the year ahead. This article, the first of a three-part series, reflects upon the political changes that likely lie ahead for the emerging superpower. … Read more

Article 50: Running free

Today the UK starts the formal process of leaving the European Union.  The Government sets out on a road to take back control of Britain’s laws and borders in what is sure to be a tortuous and long negotiation, with leaks and bust-ups and moments of high drama. Reaction will come quick and fast; some … Read more

Tuesday Team Talk – An opportunity missed at the Six Nations?

Welcome to Tuesday Team Talk. Every week, the H+K Sports team will give a unique perspective on the stories making the headlines across the world of sport. I’m talking about England’s grand slam right? It was there on a plate and went down the drain one afternoon in Dublin. Classic. But England weren’t the only … Read more

What we’ve been up to

H+K supports Westfield, London’s leading shopping center, on both a consumer and corporate level, raising their profile as retail experts and positioning their centers as go-to destinations for experiences worth sharing. The team launched a variety of in-center events, from DreamWorks Santa’s Grottos to Coach’s Skate in Style ice-rink. A highlight for the team was … Read more