May to trigger Article 50 by March 2017

The UK will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which enables member states to leave the European Union, before March 2017, according to the prime minister.  The British government will then have a further 2 years to finalise the terms of ‘Brexit’, including potentially brokering a trade deal with Brussels.  

Theresa May made the announcement at the Conservative Party’s annual conference in Birmingham, where Quadriga Consulting is taking part in important public policy conversations, including ThinkTent 2016, and engaging with government policy-makers.

Alongside formal negotiations to leave the EU, the government will introduce a ‘Great Repeal Bill’, removing the 1972 European Communities Act from the statute book.  This bill will enshrine all existing EU law in British law, allowing parliament to amend or remove any legislation with which it disagrees.

Mrs. May made it clear that the European Court of Justice will not have any jurisdiction in the UK, under her government’s plans.  While Britain can choose to keep some of the safeguards to rights or the environment that EU law introduced, our legislators will be free to debate and repeal controversial forms of regulation.

From the outset of the Brexit debate, Quadriga Consulting has driven informed conversation about the referendum.  We conducted a major survey of over 200 British companies in the aftermath of the poll, creating an overview of the attitudes of businesses to the effects of the referendum results, across a range of important sectors.

We’ll continue to facilitate constructive discussions about Brexit and its likely consequences with businesses, interest groups and decision-makers.  We’ll ensure our clients stay informed, in order to navigate the Brexit and the post-Brexit landscapes successfully.

Engaging Government

Jeffrey Peel, Managing Director of Quadriga Consulting, is also Editor-in-Chief of Citizen2015.com – a unique ‘thought leadership’ portal that focuses on the latest thinking and discussions related to citizen to government engagement. He has interviewed some of the leading thinkers on digital government in the UK and North America – and has undertaken dozens of projects focused on government technology and CRM.

Jeff will chair an expert panel of Verint users (to be announced) at the upcoming Engage Conference at The Savoy, London.

Panellists will be from different areas of the public sector, and Jeff will elicit their opinions on matters such as the response to Government austerity measures; digital first initiatives; customer engagement strategies and moves towards greater shared services and regionalization.

Further information about Engage is available here.  

 

 

We’re at the Conservative Party Conference

Our Managing Director, Jeffrey Peel, will be attending the 2015 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester from October 4th to 7th.  He plans to conduct a series of audio interviews with senior government spokespeople, think tanks and policy specialists – as part of the Citizen2015.

Citizen 2015 is becoming one of the most important destination sites focused on citizen to government engagement processes.

If you’re attending the Conservative Party Conference and would like to meet please contact us.

Citizen 2015 Launched

Quadriga Consulting has launched Citizen 2015 – a new web portal and information resource focused on citizen to government engagement.

Following our successful partnership with Kana in 2012 and 2013 – resulting in the Citizen 2012 and Citizen 2013 events – we are delighted to announce that Kana’s new parent company, Verint, is sponsoring Citizen 2015.

Citizen 2015 will become a unique knowledge base focused on digital government and the emergence of the ‘digital citizen’.  The site will contain dozens of news articles, long-form opinion pieces, two major white papers and many video interviews with thought leaders.

Commenting on the launch of site, Jeffrey Peel said:

Our Citizen 2012 and 2013 events were wonderful and we really engaged the digital government community in the UK and beyond. Citizen 2015 has an editorial team based in the UK and USA. Larry Larkin, our Associate Director, will be coordinating our US content out of a Washington DC base.  We’re currently planning our next interview program for mid-June in and around Capitol Hill.

Citizen 2015 is made possible by the sponsorship of Verint.