Anna Jobling

Anna is a Consultant at Interel, working on a range of clients in financial services and consumer sectors. Anna returned to Interel in May 2014, having previously completed a placement year with in 2010. Prior to this, Anna worked at a communications consultancy specialising in public policy campaigns, stakeholder engagement programmes and media delivery across a range of sectors, including education, finance and transport.

Posts by Anna Jobling

How Coronavirus has changed, and will change, the United Kingdom

The UK rolled into the new decade fresh from a General Election and unaware of the crisis it would find itself, and the world, engulfed in only a few months later. In the last 12 weeks the country has changed, socially, economically and politically. As we enter an era of unchartered waters and uncertain futures, […]

Ending the lockdown: how will retail adapt to the new normal?

In a recent survey, going out for dinner is top of the list for British consumers post lockdown. However, even when the current restrictions are lifted, dining is likely to be a very different experience. Picture this: On arriving at the restaurant, the maitre d’ asks for your full name and contact details to keep […]

China’s mask diplomacy: changing perceptions?

Life in China is slowly getting back to normal, with only a handful of ‘homegrown’ coronavirus infections, and almost all new cases coming from people returning to China from abroad. The Coronavirus in China is currently under control, which has been achieved faster than the government expected. The Chinese medical devices industry had been geared […]

Will the shock of coronavirus change the nature of the state?

It was only a week ago that the suggestion of £30bn in economic support for businesses to get them through the shock induced by the explosion of Covid-19 across Europe raised eyebrows among the more fiscally hawkish elements of the Conservative Party. Now, just seven days later, the Chancellor has announced £330bn of Treasury-backed loans […]

Will approaches to coronavirus encourage the ‘decoupling’ of the world economy?

Given that we don’t even know how the Covid-19 Coronavirus spreads, it is unsurprising that governments are taking different responses to the virus. How do we examine these approaches? Let’s look at a few examples. First, there is the swift and decisive approach. Taiwan and Singapore are very impressive examples of this and appear to […]

A radical-lite budget? Coronavirus meets levelling up

Regret. The last Prime Minister, one Tony Blair, with any significant parliamentary majority has always said this was his over-arching sense when reflecting on his lack of radicalism in his first term. Cummings and co seemed determined to learn that  lesson starting with this week’s Budget, always a big moment  for any new administration providing […]