Briefing papers from RJF

RJF Public Affairs produces a range of briefing papers to give clients insights into the fast-changing political scene in Birmingham and the West Midlands. From overviews of general issues to detailed policy papers looking into a client’s particular area of concern, our briefing papers are designed to present complex issues clearly and concisely.

A sample of recent papers is presented here for free download. If you would like to subscribe to receive all of our briefing papers through the year (at least one per month), please fill in the form below or email benjamin.mulvihill@rjfpa.com.

RJF & MHA Bloomer Heaven – Autumn Statement 2014 Briefing Paper

Combining tax and accountancy expertise with high level parliamentary intelligence, RJF and Bloomer Heaven are pleased to offer clients and stakeholders an advance briefing of what to expect in the Autumn Statement 2014.

Click here to view: Autumn Statement 2014 Briefing Paper

RJF & Bloomer Heaven – Budget 2014 Briefing Paper

Combining tax and accountancy expertise with high level parliamentary intelligence, RJF and Bloomer Heaven are pleased to offer clients and stakeholders an advance briefing of what to expect in the 2014 Budget.

Click here to view: Budget 2014 Briefing Paper

RJF & Bloomer Heaven – Autumn Statement 2013 Briefing Paper

Combining tax and accountancy expertise with high level parliamentary intelligence, RJF and Bloomer Heaven are pleased to offer clients and stakeholders an advance briefing of what to expect in the Autumn Statement this Thursday. Click here to download: Autumn Statement 2013 - RJF Public Affairs and Bloomer Heaven Briefing Paper.

Spending Review

This document seeks to give RJF clients and stakeholder a brief summary of key issues for the region ahead of the 2013 Spending Review. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates and The Chamberlain Files for further analysis. Click here to download: RJF Insights – Spending Review

Why the Government’s new planning framework is a boom and a challenge to the LEPS

The publication of the National Planning Policy Framework has direct implications for the work of the LEPs. The streamlined planning system that is envisaged by the Government with the publication of the Framework is expected to have direct relevance for the development of enterprise zones (which provide tax allowances for business investors in some areas) and could lead to a business friendly environment for planning across the country in general. Click here to download: RJF Briefing 4 – Planning and LEPs

West Midlands councils – possible changes in the 2012 local elections – and why they matter to the Greater Birmingham LEP

The results of the May 2012 elections for theWest Midlands’ seven metropolitan councils will be watched keenly, not just in the local authorities themselves but on a region-wide basis. Nominations for strategic bodies – the Integrated Transport Authority, the Fire Authority, Police Authority,West Midsplanning and housing committees – are made by the councils and are dependent upon which party is in control. And now changes to the councils’ leadership will be reflected in the board make-up of the new Local Enterprise Partnerships – with Birmingham’s the most likely to feel the fallout.

Click here to download: RJF Briefing Paper 3 West Mids councils and the LEP

Power shift – the political balance at Birmingham City Council after May 3

After eight years in power in Birmingham, the ruling Tory-LibDem coalition faces certain defeat in May’s local elections. Labour leader Sir Albert Bore is planning his return to the leader’s office – but who is he bringing with him, and what does this mean for Birmingham?

Click to download: RJF Briefing paper 1 – Power Shift

 

The numbers game behind the manouevering to be Birmingham’s first elected mayor

Political hopefuls with ambitions to be the second city’s first elected mayor face at least three electoral hurdles this year: the referendum in May, their own party’s selection process, and then the mayoral election proper in November. So how do the numbers stack up for them, and what is the behind-the-scenes arithmetic that will drive the ultyimate result?

Click here to download; RJF Briefing Paper 2 Elected Mayors – A Numbers Game

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