Brevia Consulting has supported a wide range of companies operating in the financial sector including private equity, venture capital funds, pension funds, banks, insurance companies, comparison sites, stock markets, fintech firms, and investment consultants.
Our team understands the vital importance for companies in the financial sector to undertake effective stakeholder engagement. Brevia can monitor political developments, help craft effective messages and devise comprehensive stakeholder engagement programmes. We have worked with clients involved in CMA market studies and investigations, and delivered Political Due Diligence to support acquisition and exit activity.
The changing UK landscape, including the exit from the European Union and the breakthrough of disruptive technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, carries both risk and opportunity for the sector. It will be vital to engage with the Government on the future of regulation to exploit the opportunities that exist and navigate regulatory change.
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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Brevia delivers tailored support to businesses operating in the financial sector. Our three-step process offers a straightforward approach to delivering crucial intelligence, strategic advice and stakeholder engagement.