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.
The Government has delivered on its commitment to publish its remaining net zero strategy documents ahead of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, with two weeks to spare. The Heat and Buildings Strategy, Net Zero Spending Review, as well as the overarching Net Zero Strategy were all published this week, albeit following months of delay. Publishing these documents was seen as crucial to the UK’s preparations ahead of hosting the summit. Despite this, the success of the conference continues to be riddled with uncertainty and doubts.
Last week Brevia Energy released the findings of its audit of the Government’s 2020 Energy White Paper. The results, which were covered by Energy Live News, highlighted how nearly half of the commitments included in the Energy White Paper have been hit or look likely to be reached. However, the research also showed that answers to the ‘Who Pays?’ question remain needed. With the Government expected to publish both its Net Zero Strategy and Heat and Buildings strategy soon, greater detail on that may be soon forthcoming. That is likely to provoke debate about the direction of policy and open new fronts for businesses to make their case about how the net zero transition should be delivered.
Since the beginning of August 2021, the UK has experienced a record increase in gas prices, which has grown into a retail energy crisis that has already caused ten suppliers to exit the market this year. This crisis is the product of several factors, which the UK Government will seek to remedy in the short term and avoid in the long term. This means regulatory reforms are almost inevitable. Once the crisis is over and government turns to reforming the UK’s retail energy market, businesses that operate within it must actively engage with policymakers and regulators to ensure their voices are heard.
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