Britain 2022 - The year ahead in politics

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 at 9am GMT, we will be bringing together our regular panel of experts for our annual webinar looking at the year ahead in politics. 

Featuring 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.  

In our discussion they will explore 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? 


Register your interest by signing up for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lKBNRsIuRQKMMKdJioKmQA

Tuesday 2nd November 2021: Building Powerful Teams: Trust

On 2nd November Hanson Search hosted the second part of the series in partnership with Formative Communications, focusing on Trust.

Read more

Thursday 14th October 2021: Representation, recruitment & retention of black and ethnic minorities in PR and communications

Hanson Search hosted a panel event for both employers and candidates to help professionals from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who are often...

Read more

Tuesday 14th September 2021: Building Powerful Teams: Fairness

Hanson Search is hosting a three-part webinar series in partnership with Formative Communications, delving into the principles behind Building...

Read more

Wednesday 31st March 2021: The Future of the EU Post Brexit: webinar highlights

Hanson Search hosted a webinar on 31st March 2021 to discuss The Future of the EU Post Brexit and the important topics arising (or accelerating) as a...

Read more

Article: Hanson Search: A Reflection On 2021, A Year of Ambitious Goals

At the start of 2021 we set ourselves some ambitious goals to work towards as both an employer and as a talent business...

Read more

Event: Britain 2022 - The year ahead in politics

Join our panel of experts for our annual webinar looking at the year ahead in politics.

Read more

Speak to a consultant