Championing consumer redress with Ombudsman Services

Energy is always a major issue: for government, for business, for communities, and for households.  Making sure the market functions fairly and productively is critical.  Our work with the Energy Ombudsman is making that happen. Problem Ombudsman Services needed to grow awareness and understanding among government policymakers of its role in delivering consumer redress. ThisRead more

Due diligence: Advising a start up on capitalising on the new energy environment

Problem WA was beginning to advise a start-up energy supply chain company on its communications and public affairs activity when it appeared that a rapidly changing political situation in the aftermath of Britain’s EU referendum presented significant opportunities. With several policy changes on the horizon affecting the market the company operates in, WA was commissionedRead more

Due diligence: Navigating the complex and changing policy environment on apprenticeship reform

Problem WA Investor Services was commissioned to undertake detailed due diligence on the government’s apprenticeship reforms and the impact of the EU referendum result on apprenticeships in the UK. The transaction was happening as complex regulatory and funding reforms were being planned and implemented. Critical policy detail still to be confirmed would have a significantRead more

Due diligence: Mapping the impact of term dates and school policy on tourism

Problem One of the world’s leading private equity funds commissioned a Policy Risk Analysis to support a potential transaction concerning a high-profile UK tourism asset. Our objective was to identify and contextualise risks to continued growth in demand for the asset’s services arising from political interventions and the outlook in public policy. Solution WA InvestorRead more