Giles provides advice on UK political and policy matters related to industrial strategy, competition and regulatory concerns.
In the two and a half years before joining Flint, Giles was a Special Adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May covering industrial strategy, consumer and competition policy, energy and transport and general economic issues. He had played a similar role as Special Adviser to Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills for four years in the coalition government. In between these posts he spent two years writing editorial and the Lex column for the Financial Times, covering politics, economics and business policy.
Before moving into policy roles, Giles spent ten years in a variety of roles at IG Group, the spreadbetting and financial derivatives specialist and completed Masters courses in Economic History and Business Administration.
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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 […]
In the aftermath of the Budget and Spending Review, Flint experts provide their analysis of the Chancellor’s statement, talk through its political and economic implications and what this all means to the business community. Flint PartnerKiran Horwich chairs the discussion between Partner Tim Pitt(former Special Adviser to Chancellors Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond) and Specialist PartnerGiles Wilkes (former Business […]
It’s not your fine vision that gets the policy over the line One of politics’ better clichés is attributed to Mario Cuomo: you campaign in poetry, you govern in prose. It is a plea to be pragmatic – you may hear fine words of high principle on the campaign trail, but once inside everything is […]
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