Joe Armitage

Joe
Armitage

Senior Associate

Joe is a Senior Associate at Global Counsel. Joe spent three years as a UK parliamentary adviser, working for two government ministers. He has a detailed knowledge of the procedures of Westminster, and the politics and internal procedures of the Conservative Party.

Before joining Global Counsel, Joe worked at one of the UK’s three largest financial communications firms advising FTSE 100 and 250 companies. At GC, Joe is part of the firm’s growing UK practice. He advises clients on policymaking and politics in the UK, including crisis communications. He has experience advising clients across a wide range of policy areas, including financial services, digital and food and beverages.

Articles by Joe Armitage on the GC Blog and GC analysis

PODCAST: The UK government's Brexit strategy

Authors: 
Adams
Armitage
13 Sep 2018
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Region: 
UK

UK: Senior Director, Stephen Adams, and Senior Associate, Joe Armitage, discuss the UK government's Brexit strategy and the likelihood of a second referendum.

The recent Melrose-GKN deal demonstrates how post-offer undertakings became the new norm

Author: 
Armitage
18 Jun 2018
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Region: 
UK

The bid by private equity firm Melrose for UK-based advanced manufacturer GKN attracted substantial interest from politicians from both of Britain’s largest political parties. Conservative MPs were concerned that Britain’s clout in the international defence market would be harmed by the piecemeal sale of important parts of GKN’s business. Labour MPs sought to avoid any significant job losses in their political strongholds in the UK Midlands and elsewhere.

When the regulator is a competitor

Author: 
Armitage
13 Feb 2018
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Region: 
UK

Transport for London (TfL) is the city’s transport regulator, responsible for operating multiple modes of transport for 1.3bn passengers a year, such as the Tube, the Emirates Air Line and London’s 700 different red bus routes. In addition to this operational role, TfL has a legal duty to grant – and police – the licences of private hire operators, traditional taxis and their drivers.

The political battle for consumers in the UK

Author: 
Armitage
5 Jan 2018
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Region: 
UK

For some time now, the two main political parties in the UK have been battling for the same group of voters who feel disenfranchised, left behind and have faced what some have dubbed the ‘lost decade’ of stagnant wage increases. Since the general election, however, this battle has intensified, and it is now the case that more weight is being given by both parties to policies with a clear retail value.