Britain 2022 - The year ahead in politics
2021 was another challenging year for British politics, as we continue to navigate the ongoing demands of a global pandemic, increased political scandal, and surprising by-election results. We also witnessed the largest global roll-out of vaccines in history, stronger climate change goals at COP 26 and a 20-year high of job opportunities. As we move into 2022, the booster programme provides a degree of hope, though much is still uncertain - how will government deliver their manifesto promises and what will the key government objectives be this year?
On 27th January 2022, we brought together our regular panel of experts for our annual webinar looking at the year ahead in politics.
In our discussion they explored the following:
- With the ongoing global pandemic still high on the agenda, how will the government navigate the year ahead and get back on track with their manifesto promises?
- Can Boris move past 'partygate' and regain the trust of his party and the public? How might the government's relationship with media influence this?
- What effect have the COP 26 goals had in real terms? And how will this change over the year ahead?
For more highlights and insights from the discussion, you can watch the webinar back here:
Our expert panel:
- Anita Boateng – Partner at Portland Communications. Anita previously worked at FTI Consulting and at the highest level of government as a special adviser in the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Justice and DWP.
- Dr Hannah White OBE – Deputy Director at the Institute for Government. Hannah leads the Institute’s programme of work on government, parliament and the civil service. Hannah has extensive knowledge of Westminster and Whitehall based on over a decade of experience in government. Her first book Held in contempt: what’s wrong with the House of Commons will be published in April 2022.
- Steve Hawkes – Head of Strategic Media at BCW. Steve had a career in journalism spanning 25 years working in Westminster for a wide range of best-selling newspapers including The Sun, the Times and the Evening Standard.
- Sophia Morrell - Head of UK Public Affairs at UK Finance. Sophia has spent 15 years working in Westminster and the City, most recently as a Political Adviser to the Shadow Frontbench across HMT and latterly DWP.
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