Brevia Infrastructure provides straightforward political and communications support to facilitate major infrastructure and development projects. Our experience includes airports, housing developments, rail freight interchanges, road and rail schemes, and civil nuclear infrastructure. Brevia has also provided support to a number of chartered bodies covering engineering, building and project management. We have specialist expertise in supporting Development Consent Orders (DCOs).
Brevia works at the heart of multi-disciplinary teams to help navigate the planning process and the political environment faced by major infrastructure developments. Our support reduces reputational and political risk at all phases in the project cycle from planning through to build and operation.
Brevia’s deep understanding of the sector has enabled us to support clients on a wide range of projects. Our consultants have particular strength in working with clients to successfully secure Development Consent Orders (DCOs) for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP). The consultancy has also supported a range of chartered bodies in the sector including the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Association for Project Management (APM), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
The infrastructure industry is of key strategic importance to the UK economy. Over £600 billion of public and private investment is projected over the next 10 years and nearly 700 projects, programmes and other investments are in the Government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline.
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.
With less than 50 days until the COP26 Summit, Brevia will be tracking the latest milestones in the UK’s preparations for the upcoming climate conference. This week the Prime Minister carried out an extensive reshuffle of his ministerial team, including a shake up at BEIS, with Greg Hands MP becoming the new Energy Minister. Other notable highlights this week include the publication of the funding details for the upcoming Contracts for Difference (CfD) Round 4 auction.
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Brevia delivers tailored support to businesses operating in the infrastructure sector. Our three-step process offers a straightforward approach to delivering crucial intelligence, strategic advice and stakeholder engagement.