Regulation

We work with organisations to develop and deliver strategies that give them a winning edge.

Regulation

We work with organisations to develop and deliver strategies that give them a winning edge.

At its best, regulation can create the right environment to manage risks and set up communities and businesses to thrive. But done badly, it can be a handbrake on innovation that imposes costs that far exceed the rewards. 

Getting good outcomes requires fitting together all pieces of the regulatory puzzle: 

  • Legislative frameworks guided by good policy and design 
  • High-functioning operating models to administer regulations efficiently, effectively and with impact 
  • Stakeholders supported to understand their regulatory obligations and to comply 
  • A culture of continuous improvement, informed by regular evaluation and adaptation. 

We are a unique provider of regulation services, providing end-to-end support. As well as being technical experts in regulation, we work creatively and care about the outcomes. 

Our consulting services include

Regulatory policy

Our regulatory policy work supports you to get the policy and legislative settings right. We use several methodologies to identify the problem to solve (or the opportunity to capture) and develop frameworks to achieve this. We are expert in regulatory reviews and evaluations, impact statements and drafting instructions. We thrive in complex stakeholder environments and help you to navigate jurisdictional boundaries.

Regulatory practice

Our regulatory practice work focuses on the craft of regulation and how things get done. We support clients with defining their regulatory posture and approach; redesigning their processes; uplifting capability and capacity; and embedding digital solutions. We also help redefine and reset relationships between regulators and the communities they regulate to navigate risks of regulatory capture while being highly collaborative.

Regulated entity experience

Our entity experience work seeks to streamline regulatory requirements and make it as easy as possible for entities to comply. Drawing on our design, data and digital practice, we reimagine the experience for entities as they engage with regulators or governments. We can make things as easy as possible, resulting in clearer communication, more risk-based processes and timelier outcomes. 

OUR APPROACH

We bring expertise and understanding to the task

 

OUR TEAM
FEATURED
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Using a theory of change to evaluate regulation of services

We evaluated the Provision of Services Regulations to understand their impact and effectiveness and identify areas for improvements.

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Using a PMO to deliver a multi-agency change on a tight deadline

With just three months remaining until a hard delivery deadline, a UK department commissioned us to support its change programme.

INSIGHTS
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Governing through uncertainty: Designing the right regulation

Discussions of regulatory alignment and divergence highlight how a post-Brexit UK will need to develop its own regulatory institutions and determine its own approaches to developing appropriate regulations.

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Unlocking effective public sector leadership in Northern Ireland

Given its scale, the NDIS offers valuable lessons for other policymakers undertaking complex social policy reform. Now is a good time to reflect on what we know from the NDIS and what lessons we can learn.

For regulators, good outcomes hinge on regulatory culture

Good regulators manage risks or harness opportunities in a way that minimises burden, focuses limited workforce and other resources in a risk-based way. Great regulators, promote a lifecycle approach to regulation, premised on strong regulatory culture.