UK policy and political analysis

We help businesses anticipate, interpret and respond to developments in UK policy and politics.

Our team has decades of experience at the most senior levels of government decision-making in the UK. We provide clients with authoritative analysis and understanding of political and policy developments to inform commercial strategies. We work on high-profile regulatory and policy initiatives, grounding our advice in persuasive, evidence-based arguments. Our unique approach has a track record of delivering business objectives.

Flint’s approach

We bring together political, economic and commercial expertise to advise clients on major developments affecting business in the UK. We draw on our deep understanding of key issues, ability to craft political narratives and evidence-based arguments, develop concrete policy proposals, give practical advice on engagement and guidance on strategic communications.
Analysis
Provide clear, expert analysis of political and policy events in the UK market and expert judgement on what is happening behind the scenes to inform business strategy.
Strategy
Identify risks and opportunities and help clients set clear objectives by establishing policy and commercial priorities.
Relationships
Identify key stakeholders and develop strategies for effective engagement based on a deep understanding of individual and institutional motivations.
Ideas
Develop strong arguments that will have impact with decision-makers to help achieve public policy goals.

Sectors where we can help

Energy

Flint supports companies at the heart of the energy transition to navigate the rapidly changing policy and regulatory environment that impacts investment and commercial plans.

Health and Life Sciences

Changes in health policy and regulation pose both commercial opportunities and risks.

Transport

We help companies, investors, and sector bodies navigate fast-changing and complex transport policy and regulation.

Telecommunications

Flint helps telecommunications providers and investors navigate a complex and ever-changing competition, policy and regulatory landscape drawing on our deep sector knowledge and extensive senior level industry experience.

Media, entertainment and sport

Flint works with major players in the media, sports and entertainment sectors to provide strategic advice at a time where policy and regulation is seeking to adapt to rapid developments in technology and societal expectations.

Technology

We work with companies and investors in the technology sector, supporting their businesses with strategic advice on political and policy change.

Water

Flint helps companies and investors navigate the UK water sector, and the complex – and evolving – political, policy and regulatory environment in which it operates.

Financial Services

Flint helps financial services institutions, from established players to growing fintechs, navigate an ever-more complex regulatory and policy landscape and understand the broader political context in which these events take place.

Insights

Our experts

Sir Simon Fraser

Sir Simon supports clients on policy, political and regulatory issues in the UK and Europe.

Katie Wake

Katie oversees Flint’s policy and political analysis work.

Alex Martin

Alex offers authoritative advice on cutting edge policy issues.

Matthew Hanney

Matthew leads Flint’s work advising clients on a range of policy and regulatory risks across a range of sectors.

Alex White

Alex leads Flint’s investor services work.

Ed Richards

Ed advises clients who face regulatory challenges.

Adam Atashzai

Adam leads Flint’s transactions work, especially FDI and other public interest clearances.

Siôn Simon

Siôn advises clients on adapting their business strategies to political risk in the UK and European markets.

Julian King

Julian advises clients on political, policy and regulatory issues in the UK and across Europe.

Rhys Davies

Rhys advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors.

Kiran Horwich

Kiran is a Partner at Flint serving corporate clients and investors across many sectors.

Jon Sell

Jon supports clients across a range of sectors on technology, innovation, finance, clean growth and regional issues.

Tim Pitt

Tim works in Flint’s policy and political practice.

Dame Sue Owen

Dame Sue Owen advises clients on a wide range of UK political, economic and regulatory issues.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright is based in the UK and advises clients in the food and drink and consumer goods sectors.

Giles Wilkes

Giles provides advice on UK political and policy matters.

Charlie Geffen

Charlie, based in the UK, advises investors & corporates on major transactions, governance & strategic business issues.

Philip Rycroft

Philip advises clients on UK political and regulatory issues, particularly concerning Brexit.

Nikki da Costa

Nikki works with clients on UK legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. She works part-time for Flint.

Adam Marshall

Adam advises clients on policy, reputation and business strategy issues in the UK and globally.

Adriana Capparelli

Adriana supports clients in the digital, telecoms, media and energy sectors.

Ed Odell

Ed supports clients on political and economic policy developments across a range of sectors.

François-Joseph Schichan

François-Joseph advises clients on EU political and policy developments across a range of sectors.

Jamie Graves

Jamie is part of Flint’s team providing advice on policy and political developments across a range of sectors.

Stef Lehmann

Stef advises corporate and investor clients on transport and infrastructure.

James Hedgeland

James works across both Flint’s Markets and Investor Advisory and Policy and Political Advisory practices.

Anna Abela

Anna advises clients on EU and UK political and regulatory developments across a range of sectors.

Anna Trevers

Anna advises clients on political issues and policy analysis

Charlie Jackson

Charlie advises clients on UK emerging policy and political issues with a particular focus on digital technology.

Ed Gibbs

Ed advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Ewan Lusty

Ewan advises clients on political and policy issues across a range of sectors, including digital and tech.

Maria Murray

Maria advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis across a range of sectors.

Maria Tjader

Maria advises clients in various sectors on Brexit, trade policy and geopolitics.

Alfred Burton

Alfred advises clients in the digital and cultural sectors.

Andrew Barlow

Andrew advises clients on political and policy issues.

Claudia Catelin

Claudia advises clients on political and policy issues.

Matteo Panizzardi

Matteo advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis, with a focus on digital and trade.

Felix Peckham

Felix advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Kathryn Watson

Kathryn advises clients on political and issues with a focus on trade, food, drink and farming.

Koyin Fuwa

Koyin advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Megan Welby

Based in London, Megan advises a range of clients on political issues and policy analysis.

Melissa Gordon

Melissa advises clients on political issues across a range of sectors.

Isabella de Taranto

Bella advises clients on political and policy issues.

Pierre Andrews

Pierre advises clients on digital regulation, parliamentary procedure and UK politics.

Philip Wilson

Philip advises clients on UK political issues and policy analysis.

Let’s discuss

We will be delighted to discuss how Flint could support you and tailor our services to help you deliver commercial success in this area.
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Challenge
A late change to an incoming prudential regime resulted in a client’s international operations being brought in scope, meaning the client would be required to hold significant additional capital. The client needed support to consider the options and make a decision about how best to mitigate the impact of this.
What Flint Did
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