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Where does housing fit in Johnson’s Government?

  Recent polling from Ipsos Mori has found that a majority of the British public believes that the issue of…

Yorkshire Devolution: What Would It Look Like Politically?

Looking across at the North West, devolution is clearly beginning to make a difference. Since their elections in 2016, Steve…

The Five Biggest Mistakes Made When Approaching MPs

Businesses, organisations and contacts getting in touch with Members of Parliament are doing so to achieve something, whether it is…

ARE PARTY CONFERENCES WORTH IT?

PAC asks is it worth companies and organisations attending party conferences? A question we are often asked by clients is…

Where have all the MPs gone?

As we move into the middle of August, parliamentary recess is well under way and it’s unsurprising that MPs have…

Peering into the abyss? What future for the House of Lords

An institution that is a democratic outrage, asleep on the job and is ripe for being scrapped. That has been…

Is Michael Gove The Only Minister Getting Anything Done In Government?

The former Conservative heavyweight politician, Michael Portillo, recently said of Michael Gove that: “He is a Minister who, singlehandedly in…

What Will the Local Elections Mean for May and Corbyn?

The local elections in May 2017 were the Conservative Party’s best result in a decade, gaining almost 600 extra councillors…

Remainers Hold Sway Following Reshuffle

The Prime Minister cannot be accused of using the recent Ministerial re-shuffle to seek to gag Brexiteers by bringing them…

Why Business needs to Take Back Control of Brexit

Nearly one year on from Britain invoking Article 50, negotiations will shortly begin over the transition period and Britain’s future…

How Representative Are the Young Tory MPs?

The Conservative Party has acknowledged that it struggled to engage with the under-45s at the last election and that not…

How are the Metro Mayors Faring?

With Parliament having gone again into recess after two weeks of being dominated by Brexit debate and position papers (or…

Who are the Keenest New MPs?

After the first 4 weeks of the new Parliament who are the keenest new MPs? Analysis of the number of…

How did it all go so wrong for the Tories?

The first sign of trouble for the Tories came just 20 minutes after Theresa May had launched her manifesto in…

Local elections show mixed picture for Tories for the General Election

With a highly predictable result many would expect the political analysis of GE2017 to have already run dry, so the…

What signals will the council elections send for the General Election?

Amidst all the frenzy of the General Election campaign starting, it is easy to forget that in many parts of…

Triggering Article 50: What will the reaction from the EU be?

With just weeks to go before the notification to trigger Article 50 is expected, the official line from the EU…

Four Events to Watch Out for in the First Half of 2017 (Beyond Brexit)

With the prime political focus on triggering Article 50 it might be easy to forget that there are other important…

A Four Point Plan That Every Company Should Implement Ahead of Brexit

1. Accept that Brexit is a reality The Prime Minister has committed to it and charged three Brexit supporting MPs…

What was going on at the Conservative Conference?

  “What is going on?” was the question from overseas governments of their diplomatic representatives observing the Conservative Party conference….

What has been the real political impact of Brexit?

The fallout from Brexit has caused shockwaves across the UK political parties with as many as four having leadership elections….

Housing Act Concessions Gained By PAC Clients

After the most energetic game of ‘ping –pong’ of all Bills in the parliamentary session that has just ended, the…

PAC’s Five Things You Might Have Missed This Year

With most of political debate focused on the EU referendum or most recently, the Panama papers, it’s easy to have…

Budget 2016

The Chancellor has delivered his annual Budget to Parliament. The main points of the statement were: Education Osborne confirms that English…

More Northern Tory MPs want out than in…

Analysis of Conservative MPs across the North of England shows that more will vote to leave the EU than stay,…

PAC’s five things to look out for in 2016

2015 was one of the most eventful years in recent political memory. With a series of elections and a referendum…