James leads Hanbury’s work on political and policy insight, advising businesses across a range of industries. James focuses on Brexit, COVID-19 and economic policy. James previously worked in the Labour Party's Policy Unit, where he led on economy and business policy. James worked on the ‘Labour In’ 2016 EU Referendum and 2017 General Election campaigns, as well as the party’s response to Budgets and other fiscal events. Prior to this, James worked in five government departments across Whitehall.