Category: Uncategorized

Beyond the Northern Ireland Assembly elections

The Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein emerged as the largest party, while the DUP came second on their anti-Protocol platform. However, there is no majority for either Irish unification nor for scrapping the Northern Irish Protocol. Following confirmation of their position as the largest party after the Northern Irish elections last week, Sinn Fein have […]
Read more
10 May, 2022

Flint Opinions: What the Ukraine crisis means for business 

We asked some of Flint’s experts for their take on the wider and longer-term impacts of the Ukraine crisis.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had an immediate impact on energy prices and security, spurring Western countries to cut or reduce their reliance on Russian gas. This has long-term implications for the energy sector. Nations are scrambling […]
Read more
25 Mar, 2022

Flint Opinions: The challenges for UK business in 2022

2022 is already bringing new challenges for the UK– acute political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, turbulence in government, inflation and tax rises, Covid and its aftermath, disrupted supply chains and new regulatory frameworks.   We asked Flint’s Specialist Partners to give us their take, from their different perspectives, on what the year has […]
Read more
08 Feb, 2022

ESG – Here comes the Regulator

More Growth, More scrutiny ESG investment is surging. ESG bond fund sales are now worth more than $50bn and have tripled in three years. In equities, investors are increasing their demands on companies. After six months, 2021 has already seen a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions passed.   As investment activity grows, so does […]
Read more
07 Jul, 2021

Return to independents?

The Competition and Markets Authority has a lot on its plate. Brexit has increased its merger caseload; it is home to the new Digital Markets Unit; and it is in the midst of a debate about whether the competition policy framework is fit for purpose. It cannot help that it is also repeatedly asked to […]
Read more
18 Jun, 2021

The EU and China – more stick, less carrot

Only three months after China and the EU agreed the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment came sanctions, boycotts and a diplomatic standoff. When in March the EU, in coordination with the US, UK and Canada, announced sanctions on four high level Chinese officials and a state security organisation over the abuse of Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China’s […]
Read more
11 Jun, 2021

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: new rules of engagement

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail has been published almost 4 years after Government initially commissioned Keith Williams to conduct a root and branch review of the rail system. Despite Covid-19 having upended revenue streams in the rail sector, little has changed from the proposals initially trailed by Williams. In part, this shows that the rail […]
Read more
26 May, 2021

Will the UK’s Integrated Review of foreign policy really make a difference?

The Integrated Review was billed as a radical overhaul of British foreign and security policy after Brexit. There are some important innovations, but much of it is sensible repackaging or reprioritisation of current policy in response to the acceleration of existing trends. Some hyperbole was inevitable; Britain is to be a “science superpower”, a “soft […]
Read more
09 Apr, 2021

What does Biden mean for Britain?

Joe Biden has a different approach from Donald Trump to the conduct of international relations and his election is a significant change. He will seek to work with European allies and other democratic countries and will be more engaged in multilateral bodies.   But the substance of policy may not change greatly. The narrow victory limits his room for […]
Read more
23 Nov, 2020

Flint bolsters Brussels offer

Flint has taken a significant step in expanding its Brussels offer, with five new EU regulatory experts joining the firm, particularly in EU financial services. “The additional hires result from increased client demand for Flint’s regulatory and policy advice in Brussels at the EU level”, said Gregor Kreuzhuber, Managing Director of Flint in Europe. Fiona […]
Read more
01 Jan, 1970

Flint Opinions: The challenges for UK business in 2022

Main Text   2022 is already bringing new challenges for the UK– acute political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, turbulence in government, inflation and tax rises, Covid and its aftermath, disrupted supply chains and new regulatory frameworks.   We asked Flint’s Specialist Partners to give us their take, from their different perspectives, on what the […]
Read more
01 Jan, 1970
© Flint Global 2023 | Privacy Policy
Website by Saifee Creations
cross