Of particular interest to businesses in the UK has been how directives from the EU will be developed and how these will then be implemented in the UK. We have also seen increasing interest in how businesses can operate across EU member states and how the different interpretations of EU regulation and guidelines impact different markets. By working with our clients to engage both in Brussels and in Westminster we have been able to raise awareness of the importance of viable industries and help ensure that the regulatory framework is conducive to effective markets. Our approach has resulted in changes to rules around liability exposure and helped reduce costs and break down regulatory barriers for businesses and employers.
Over the next few years, it will also be important for businesses to engage with the Brexit process – to preserve the legislation stemming from the EU which currently works well, and to make the most of the opportunity Brexit presents to make some regulations work better. This process will start with the Great Repeal Bill later in 2017, and is likely to continue for a number of years.
With extensive experience of working in the insurance, financial services and taxation sectors, the Whitehouse Consultancy has helped clients to successfully engage with important stakeholders such as HM Treasury, HM Revenue and Customs, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority (formerly the FSA) and the Advertising Standards Authority and the Competition Commission as well as parliamentary groups such as the Treasury Select Committee.
Our current and former clients include the Equity Release Council, Active Operations Management (AOMi), Brokerbility, absence management specialist FirstCare, No To Retro Tax and Enterprise-Rent-A-Car.