Brevia Consulting provides support to organisations in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector to help navigate regulatory change and political scrutiny.
Growing concerns about public health, societal issues and environmental sustainability encourage government to constantly examine the regulation of different consumer goods. Measures include restrictions on advertising, labelling and special taxes on products such as soft drinks, alcohol, and processed food. Keeping abreast of regulatory change is therefore a key challenge for any organisations operating within the industry.
Uncertainties over Brexit create additional challenges for the industry. As well as having strong links to European markets, a large proportion of the sector’s regulatory and legal framework is based on EU Directives.
Brevia Consulting offers clients within the FMCG sector straightforward political and communications support to help understand the political environment in which they operate, develop strong messages, and undertake effective stakeholder engagement.
After several weeks of reported delays, disagreements and leaks, the Government has finally published its Energy Security Strategy. Crucially, the Strategy provides us with an insight into the main influences and influencers of this Government. With the next general election a mere two years away, the Prime Minister appears to be moving away from the climate focus seen at COP26. Instead focusing on internal party politics and maintaining support within the Conservative . Below, Brevia has unpacked some of the telling signs of what is currently influencing Government direction on energy policy.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the world. The ways it has done so are yet to be fully understood. Many of our post Cold War assumptions have been upended: Germany has abandoned its longstanding policy of maintaining a limited armed forces to commit €100 billion to defence spending; Switzerland has departed from its historical neutrality to apply sanctions to Russia; Finland is now openly discussing NATO membership and things we had assumed would never happen continue to do so on a daily basis. Set against the human tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine, these events can seem small or insignificant in comparison. Nonetheless, they are likely to have enduring consequences for everyone in Europe. Particularly when it comes to how Europe, including the UK, powers itself.
Last week, the Government published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper. The White Paper goes some way to answering the vexed question of ‘What is levelling up?’, by setting out twelve missions the Government hopes to accomplish by 2030. In addition, the Paper sets out a framework for extending devolution in England which could increase the transparency of the process. However, new funding commitments are thin on the ground, and critics suggest the Government has not provided enough money for Levelling Up to succeed.
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