Policy Advice

We provide impartial, evidence-based policy advice in a wide range of specialist subject areas including energy, climate change, economic development and regeneration.

CAG regularly supports clients with tailored policy advice to inform policy making and implementation. Our aim to is to help develop policy that matters. Our support includes:

  • Ad-hoc input on a range of specialist subject areas
  • Stakeholder engagement – We design and run policy workshops and stakeholder engagement processes designed to inform policy development
  • Policy research – We undertake robust quantitative and qualitative research to develop the evidence base on key issues to help clients identify policy needs
  • Strategy and action plan development
  • Policy and programme development, identifying and appraising programme options, writing programme specifications and supporting funding applications for new programmes
  • Peer-learning events to exchange common challenges and best practices with other stakeholders
  • Policy evaluation

We’ve conducted work in this area for clients including central, regional and local government (including BEIS, Defra, Scottish Government and GLA) and charities (including Citizens Advice, WWF and Which?) as well as a number of private sector companies.

Please see our case study on:

Review of local approaches to managing surface water flood risk, for Defra