Options to Evolve the UK's Policy Landscape
The majority vote by the UK public to leave the European Union represents the biggest policy challenge in a generation. Uncoupling UK policy and legislation from our European neighbours requires expert insight to navigate and manage a plethora of detailed interdependencies which affect how policy is researched, designed, implemented and evaluated. Of course, this creates opportunities as well as uncertainty. Individuals and businesses deal with change every day. Those who make the most of changing circumstances usually do so equipped with expert knowledge and insight - this is where ICF can help!
ICF policy experts provide full coverage of the thematic areas which will define the UK Government's strategic and tactical response. Our 40 year history of advising UK Government and the European Commission provides us with unrivalled insight into the policy landscape ranging from immigration to energy supply and from habitats to health. However, it is most likely to be the touch points across disciplines which are likely to offer the best solutions.
On this page, you'll find a series of articles which will demonstrate the challenges facing the UK Government. Our thought leadership is not designed to offer a solution to Brexit. Nor is it designed to lobby for a political cause or commercial interest. These articles are shared with you to help demonstrate the range of considerations and options available to policy and decision makers. In doing so, we hope to contribute to how the UK Government will help individuals and businesses deal with the ramifications of such a historic vote and maintain progressive relations with mainland Europe.
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Paul joined ICF in 2009 and leads the UK, Europe Health and Care portfolio. He has more than 18 years' experience of applied research and evaluation for clients across UK government, charities and DG SANTE at the European Commission. Paul is an expert in programme theory approaches and mixed methods complex programme evaluation.
Colin Howat has more than 18 years of experience in employment, skills, and education policy in the UK. Colin specializes in employer investment in skills, workforce development, labor market analysis, and professional regulation. He directs research, evaluation, and policy analysis on education, employment, skills and health policy in the UK and Ireland, plus health policy for the EU.
Mark Allington has over 30 years of experience in UK government energy programmes, covering a wide range of energy technologies at all stages of maturity, both in the UK and in many other countries.
Joe Sunderland has 20 years of extensive and varied experience as an economist and policy specialist in economic regulation, competition, consumer policy and policy development. Joe is an experienced project director and project manager who oversees ICF’s economics, regulation, competition and consumer policy work for a number of UK clients including the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). Joe also leads ICF's UK work on better regulation issues.
James has 15 year's experience in energy, climate change, and environmental consulting for public and private-sector clients across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Andrew leads a team that provides support to Defra network, other UK government departments and public bodies, the European Commission and international organisations on the environment, food and agriculture, and climate change.