The health of the 2021 Budget

by Daisy Thomas

Director, Healthcare
March 5, 2021

The health of the 2021 Budget

Beyond the critical coronavirus response, the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget announcement did not centre on health and care services or resolve the longer-term questions about the health and care financial framework – these updates will likely happen in the Spending Review later this year. The focus was instead on the big picture issues of protecting jobs … Read more

Brands in the wild – the opportunity and threat of second-hand retail

Despite the ongoing challenging situation for some retailers, second-hand retail is exploding. Research predicts the second-hand market will double in the next five years, with some reports suggesting a 39% growth rate year on year. From peer-to-peer selling apps like DePop and Vinted to curated upscale online platforms such as Vestiare Collective and The Real Real, … Read more

The Chancellor who controls their own comms

Yesterday the Chancellor delivered his first Spring Budget. While plenty of analysis over the extension of pandemic spending is already in the press, the other notable element was the massive increase in communication tactics at play. Rishi Sunak embraces social media and professional comms in a way that comes off as slick and, perhaps, overly … Read more