It can’t have been easy, running a business in the United Kingdom over the last three years and more, treading water in the swirling flood of uncertainty around the implementation of the vote to leave the European Union. We paused Governance Watch in August because we reasoned that everyone would be away, taking a break. But even those lucky enough to have done that via travel abroad will have had the reminder of turmoil constantly with them as they noted the value of sterling wobble and sink. There has been no break from the limbo in which business has been placed. With no clarity in sight at time of writing around the direction of our political leadership, it is more important than ever to listen to the murmurings in the socio-economic undercurrent of a divided country.