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Leo
Ringer

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Leo  Ringer

Leo advises GC clients on policymaking in Whitehall, Westminster and the English regions. He has spent the last decade advising corporates, investors and politicians on business-related public policy in the UK, including two Secretaries of State for Business in the British government. Prior to this he led several policy teams at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and worked at think tanks including the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Alongside his role at GC, Leo is a founding partner at Form Ventures, a new early stage venture capital fund investing in startups in regulated markets in the UK.

Latest Insights by Leo Ringer

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Cars in the City: Realising the future of urban mobility

General Policy

As technology changes every aspect of our economy and society, policymakers across local and national government have set out visions of how they want urban transport to be revolutionised: clean, green vehicles, with significant uptake of public transport and active modes like walking and cycling.

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British business: political piggy bank?

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In October 2016, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond was reportedly considering slashing the UK’s Corporation Tax rate to 10%, as part of creating a low-tax post-Brexit UK economy. Tonight, he will warn us that “everyone will need to pay more” to fund Britain’s future. In particular, figures from across the political spectrum are eyeing corporation tax increases as a way to…

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Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation

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Recent years have seen important global shifts in both the policy frameworks for screening inward foreign investment and the way in which they are applied. These shifts come against a backdrop of protectionist political rhetoric and anxieties about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in traditionally open economies. The new landscape is exemplified by the…

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The “cost” of Labour’s nationalisation agenda

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The nationalisation of several utilities and rail franchises is a key plank of the UK Labour Party’s policy platform. To the dismay of implicated business leaders, it is also relatively popular, according both to the 2017 general election result and to separate polling. But how much would it cost - is Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell right to claim, as he did in a speech…

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