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

The English local elections: whose wall is it anyway?

Tomorrow’s local elections are a welcome return to some sort of normality after they were put on pause by the pandemic. According to the polls this isn’t the only familiar theme. In London, the numbers suggest Sadiq Khan will win the mayoralty by a healthy margin. But with so much attention on former Labour heartlands […]

What Sir David Attenborough’s “A Life on Our Planet” could mean for UK policy

Many watching Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary, A Life on Our Planet, will have been deeply moved by the reality of the damaging impact we have made on our natural world. Sir David gives a witness statement on how drastically human beings have damaged biodiversity across the globe during his 94 years – comparing our […]

Analysis of the Chancellor’s summer statement

Today, Rishi Sunak gave details of his summer statement, with measures aimed at kick-starting the economy. To run alongside the Prime Minister’s “build, build, build” mantra, today was all about jobs and getting people to “spend, spend, spend”. Resisting Labour’s calls to extend the job retention scheme, Sunak said that any extension would only delay […]

What next for the Liberal Democrats?

What’s next for the Liberal Democrats? It’s a matter that isn’t on too many people’s minds whilst coronavirus continues to dominate the agenda. But one day soon some sort of political equilibrium will settle. The Lib Dems will have to determine in the next few months how to find their place in it, as the […]

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 […]