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Alex
Dawson

Practice Lead, UK politics and policy
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Alex Dawson

Alex leads the UK politics and policy practice. He previously worked as a special adviser to Theresa May at No 10 and the Home Office, and to David Cameron when he was prime minister.  

At Global Counsel, Alex advises corporates and investors on the issues that are driving policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall and devolved government, and how they can build up the political capital to be heard by decision makers. 

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Supporting major FTSE 100 employers to develop strategies for engaging on progressive tax reform and advocacy.
  • Working with corporates in the food and drink sector to develop a forward-looking whole sector approach to sustainability, health, and skills policy.
  • Advising investors on the risks and rewards from regulatory divergence following Brexit and the covid-19 pandemic.

Latest Insights by Alex Dawson

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What is the UK doing differently after Brexit?

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Alex Dawson, Practice Lead for UK politics and policy; Lilah Howson-Smith, Senior Associate; and Joe Armitage, Lead Analyst for UK politics discuss UK policy divergence after Brexit, following our recent event series.

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UK May elections - what you need to know

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Rishi Patel, Policy Communications Practice Lead; Alex Dawson, UK Politics and Policy Practice Lead; and Matt Bevington, Senior Associate unpack what you need to know about the impact of the 'super Thursday' elections on UK politics.

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Unpacking the UK Budget

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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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