George Floyd’s trial, vaccinations and trouble in the Suez Canal

George Floyd’s murder trial begins      Court proceedings against the policeman on trial for the murder of George Floyd began in central Minneapolis this week. Derek Chauvin, who denies murder and manslaughter charges, could face up to 40 years in prison if found guilty. Mr Floyd’s death sparked protests around the world, with demonstrators […]

Back-tracking Boris, Asylum reform and Sturgeon the survivor

Reform to asylum seeker rules imminent Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced landmark reforms to the process by which those seeking to claim asylum in the UK can do so. The reforms, which Labour say lack both compassion and competence, afford greater entitlements to those who arrive in the UK through the proper channels rather […]

A by-election, falling emissions and Global Britain

Hill resignation triggers red wall election Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has resigned with ‘immediate effect’ after it was revealed he had used taxpayer money to challenge sexual harassment claims made against him. The 57-year-old Labour MP’s resignation comes two years after he was suspended by the Party over allegations of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal and four years after […]

NHS Pay, vaccine diplomacy and £37bn gone without a trace

Row over NHS pay intensifies The backlash over the Government’s decision to raise NHS pay by only 1% has rumbled on for a second week. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged the Prime Minister to put it to a vote in Parliament, saying that: ‘Even his own MPs know he’s got this wrong’. Boris […]

Sturgeon in hot water, expenses and the budget

Sunrise over Westminster

Sturgeon in hot water  Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has faced calls to resign over new revelations in the Alex Salmond saga. Two former aides refuted her version of events and it was revealed that lawyers for the SNP advised the government that it was likely to lose any legal case they bring against the former First Minister.  With a little […]

Ain’t no Stopping us Securing Press Coverage for Oak Tree Mobility

There wasn’t anything stopping us securing national and regional press coverage for our client, Oak Tree Mobility, with our latest PR campaign designed to support the launch of their new TV ad which epitomises the can-do attitude of today’s modern grandparent. Working with OnePoll, our national study of 2,000 grandparents provided fresh insight into the […]

JBP unlocks major national coverage for the Master Locksmiths Association

JBP has undertaken a highly successful consumer communications campaign for the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) to raise awareness of the number of rogue locksmiths operating in the marketplace and charging customers more than six times the going rate. Working closely with the MLA, JBP devised a research-led initiative to establish data and examples of customers that had […]

What does the COVID-19 outbreak mean for Government’s latest housing announcements?

JBP Housing

On 11 March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP gave his debut Budget, just weeks after taking on the role. With a background dominated by the COVID-19 outbreak and its increasing economic impact Mr Sunak unveiled significant measures for the response to the disease with both direct funding, and through tax reliefs for impacted businesses and […]

JBP gives up Secret Santa for charity

Staff at Bristol-based PR firm JBP won’t be giving each Secret Santa presents this year – instead they will be sending them to the charity, Every Child Needs Christmas which ensures that less fortunate children in the BS postcodes do not go without on 25th December. Founded by Sara Arshad and a friend over a […]