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PRCA NextGen London and Public Affairs group: In conversation with Politico’s Matt Honeycombe-Foster: Cameron, Greensill and the future of lobbying 


Date

03 Jun 2021

Time

13:00

Location

Online

Details

Summary:

Zoom Event

Event Type: Group Event

Event Overview

The collapse of Greensill Capital and the subsequent revelations about its relationship with government and Whitehall has reignited the conversation about the standards governing public affairs and lobbying in England. The revelations have resulted in a string of inquires being launched and leaders across the public affairs sector have called for greater regulation of the sector.

To discuss the fallout from the story, we are delighted to welcome Matt Honeycombe-Foster, UK Policy Editor at Politico. Joined by Chair of NextGen Public Affairs Lizzy Cryar, Matt will share his insights from reporting on the story since it first broke and discuss what it is likely to mean for government transparency, business access in Westminster and Whitehall, and the regulation of public affairs and lobbying.

About Matt Honeycombe-Foster: Matt is Politico’s UK Policy Editor and author of the weekly London Influence newsletter on campaigning, lobbying and influence in Westminster. He is the former news editor and acting editor of PoliticsHome and has also served as deputy editor of Civil Service World, covering the fallout of the Brexit referendum in Whitehall. He has also written for the likes of the New Statesman, The House Magazine, HuffPost, and the i.

Zoom links will be sent out to all attendees the morning of this event. If you sign up after this time, please contact kyrie.abrahams@prca.org.uk for the link.

This event is worth 15 points in the PRCA CPD Programme.