Practice Lead, UK Politics & Policy
Alex Dawson

Alex is Practice Lead for UK Politics & Policy. Alex has spent over a decade advising British prime ministers and politicians on strategy, research and messaging. Before working as one of Theresa May’s most senior advisers, he ran the Conservative Party’s research operation and briefed David Cameron for Prime Minister’s Questions, covering the whole range of government policy.

At Global Counsel, Alex leads the UK politics and policy practice, supporting clients on political and policy developments in sectors affecting financial services, fast-moving consumer goods and data.  

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Unpacking the UK Budget

General Policy

On a call for the Global Counsel network, Stephen Adams, Senior Director, Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead and Rebecca Park, Financial Services Practice Lead examine the newly-announced UK Budget for 2021 and what it means for businesses and investors. They focus on key questions on the future of covid support schemes like furlough and business loans,…

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The Brexit dividend: opportunities for the UK

Trade & Manufacturing

Stephen Adams, Lilah Howson-Smith and Alex Dawson discuss GC’s report on how post-Brexit divergence will shape the UK and EU’s policy landscape, and how businesses and investors should engage with the British desire to do things differently outside the EU.

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Retail and Rules of Origin after Brexit

Trade & Manufacturing

With UK-based distributors in retail and other sectors facing EU tariffs on products originating outside the EU, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead Alex Dawson and Senior Director Stephen Adams examine how Rules of Origin requirements will affect eligibility for tariff-free access after Brexit and what this means for businesses.

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