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.
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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