Brevia Not-For-Profit (NFP), a dedicated division of Brevia Consulting, has a strong track record of supporting trade associations, professional bodies and charities.
The role of trade associations and professional bodies in UK regulatory delivery and policy making is changing. Associations are no longer only working in support of their members, but in many instances they now carry out key tasks on behalf of their memberships, especially in areas such as legislative compliance. Instead of the traditional command and control approach, the Government is looking to expand its work with industry bodies to develop novel regulatory systems where the work is shared between the public and private sectors. Our consultants can advise on driving legislative change to create these opportunities, the implementation of stakeholder engagement programmes and the demonstration of value to individual members.
Following a number of recent controversies in charity management and fundraising practices, charities must seize the opportunity to differentiate themselves provided by the new regulatory framework. The Government is looking to champion innovative practices which safeguard both supporters and service users, whilst ensuring that the UK’s charity sector retains its world-leading reputation. Brevia’s consultants work with charities to understand the political and regulatory environment in which they operate, develop messaging, and assist in targeting the right stakeholders.
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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