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  • Brexit Bowl 8 July

    Two weeks after the historic United Kingdom (UK) referendum on the European Union (EU) and under the shadow of Brexit, the European Parliament (EP) this week met in Strasbourg, the EP’s official seat, for its final plenary session before the summer recess. Across the English Channel, the political fallout in the UK continues to unfold in dramatic fashion:…

  • Shifting the Sharing Economy into the Mainstream

    Consumer-led innovation has brought about a sharing economy revolution, which is set to see a £9bn economy grow to £230bn in just ten years. In this snapshot FTI Consulting considers how peer-to-peer business must work with government, consumers and the private sector to secure market success in the long term. John Gusman is Consultant at…

  • COP21 – The EU’s second chance

    For the European Union (EU), the efforts towards a global climate agreement are more than just a political priority. Climate change is the guiding theme for many policies and early on the EU had the ambition to be the global leader in the fight against climate change. Consequently, the EU has introduced many far-reaching measures…

  • Labour Party Conference: Corbyn and the new politics

    The Labour Party met in Brighton this week for its annual party conference, the first since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader and barely a fortnight since he formed his shadow cabinet. With this snapshot FTI Consulting’s London team shares first hand insights from the conference into the mood of the party and intelligence on…

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: time for business to take a leadership role

    Over the past few months, the debate about the passage of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has rapidly intensified. Originally conceived as a free trade deal designed to remove artificial barriers between the economies of the European Union and the United States, the debate on the policy has been plagued by misinformation and…

  • EU attitudes

     FTI Consulting recently completed EU Research with the general population in Estonia, France, Germany, Sweden & the UK in order to seek their view on EU related issues. This is particularly timely given the UK’s own drive for EU reform and inevitable referendum, as well as instability in the Euro primarily as a result of the…

  • The future of airport capacity in the UK

     The UK’s independent Airports Commission published on Wednesday 01 July its long-awaited and highly political report into the future of aviation capacity in the United Kingdom. In its Air Capacity Snapshot FTI Consulting looks into the political implications of the controversial question of London airport expansion.

  • Investing in the future: the digital economy and disruptive technologies

    Last week, the UK capital played host to London Tech Week, a week-long technology convention with over 210 events and 40,000 delegates. In this snapshot FTI Consulting’s London team  looks at the growth of the UK’s digital and technological industry and what opportunities lie ahead. 

  • The Labour Party and its relationship with business

    It is widely accepted that the Labour Party lost the support of the business community ahead of the 2015 general election. While Labour did not only lose the election because of its relationship with business, a lack of credibility around the economy was absolutely fundamental to the failed campaign and the collective voice of business…

  • Another Danish political thriller?

    George Candon and Charlotte Norlund-Matthiessen reflect on the forthcoming Danish general election Remember Borgen? Centrist Birgitte Nyholm emerges the unexpected winner to take the premiership. While many Brussels insider Borgen fans will know that Birgitte Nyholm was a close portrayal of current Competition Commissioner and former leader of the centrist De Radikale party Margrethe Vestager,…

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