From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees that fail to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in league tables as part of equality measures announced by the Government.
The deadline for agencies to submit financial figures to be included in PRWeek's Top 150 UK PR Consultancies list has been extended to Tuesday 23 February.
The PRCA has welcomed the increased powers awarded to press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
A spat between a Financial Times columnist and the head of comms for Hewlett Packard Enterprise that invoked the company's advertising spend with the newspaper has turned the spotlight on editorial independence this week.
Sporting a '[heart] unions' badge, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his questions to the Prime Minister to explore the issue of housing but did not refer to the junior doctors' strike at all, leaving several commentators scratching their heads.
The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is rolling out a multi-year campaign to highlight the positive values of the industry, following a number of new hires in its comms team.
Vote Leave, one of the groups campaigning for a British exit from the EU, has three times responded with curt statements following public attacks from fellow campaign group Leave.EU in recent days.
The Scottish Government has launched an integrated campaign with the strapline 'Saving the world isn't just for the movies', to encourage Scottish households to help fight climate change.
Tony Blair's former director of political operations, John McTernan, has joined Westminster Policy Institute as an associate.
New research shows that the chief executives of the UK's top PR agencies are predominantly under the age of 50, and the dearth of older practitioners at all levels across the agency industry serves to underline PR's ongoing problem with retaining senior talent.
There were several bad-tempered exchanges between David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn in this week's PMQs but it took the intervention of SNP and Tory backbenchers before the elephant in the room - the new deal with the EU - was discussed.
The PRCA has welcomed the scope of the Government's new Enterprise Bill, but has also called for more clarity on how its provisions will be enforced.
Christian Cubitt will leave Downing Street at the end of this month for a new role in the NHS.
In a lively session of PMQs, the issues of corporate tax, the bedroom tax and Zac Goldsmith's mayoral ambitions were discussed.
Historically there has always been a whiff of smoke and mirrors about anything related to devolution, with governments promising it, then delivering something that isn't devolution at all, but that, with the aid of a bit of sleight of hand, can be made to look like it come election time, says Curtin&Co's Martin Curtis
The use of temporary workers in the NHS, including PR practitioners, has been blamed for the deficit - but this smacks of scapegoating.
Let's be clear: I'm glad that the Iowa caucus - as we say in New Jersey - "is in the rear view mirror", writes Nick DeLuca of Open Road
Time is of the essence, they say. I don't know who 'they' are, but 'they' may well have worked in PR; a sector that has had crisis response and issues management at its foundation since it began, says Four Consulting's Alun James.
The Labour Party needs to remodel itself and become relevant to the electorate if it is not to be superseded, writes Ketchum's Jo-ann Robertson.
Day one in Davos has come to an end and I can say with certainty that I've walked away with some important learnings - some that make me optimistic for the future, others that are more concerning, writes Barri Rafferty at Ketchum.
"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." Boring is not a word you would ever associate with David Bowie, writes Tony Garner of Viva PR.
The recent floods and the way they have been handled has brought to the fore the importance of ethical comms, writes Greater Manchester Police's Amanda Coleman
It has been another tumultuous year in the world of PR. But who were the biggest PR winners and losers of the year? Here are my top three in each category, writes Phil Hall of PHA Media.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the Diversity to Inclusion seminar, writes Mavis Amankwah.
If there is something the PR and comms industry is never short of, it's an opinion. Here are the opinion pieces which floated your boat, rattled your cage and flipped your pancake in 2015.
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Weber Shandwick UK and EMEA CEO Colin Byrne and Keith Coni, deputy director of government comms, have been appointed by new CIPR president Rob Brown to the professional body's board.
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Google has appointed David Skelton from Weber Shandwick in the role of public policy manager, based in London.
The PR battle in the election of the next Mayor of London has heated up, with the first Monday of the new year seeing coverage of the impact on commuters of train fare rises.
Tim Horton, former health policy adviser to Ed Miliband and head of public services at the Labour Party, has joined charity The Health Foundation.
One of the campaign groups working towards a British exit from the European Union has hired former Conservative member of the Scottish Parliament Brian Monteith as its head of press.
Kevin Slocombe has taken a new permanent job as head of media for the leader of the Labour Party.