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The Role of Regulation in Policy-Making

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Course Overview

Regulation has become an increasingly preferred policy instrument of governments, and this course will therefore look at what regulation is, who the key actors are, how different stakeholders (businesses, politicians, regulators) should interact, and how regulation is appropriately enforced.

This course is designed for those engaged with the overlap of policy and regulation - the rise of the 'regulatory state' - including government officials, regulators and other stakeholders.

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Sir Henry Bellingham, Member of the House of Lords and former Foreign Office Minister

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what regulation is and how it relates to other types of policy intervention
  • Gain knowledge of the key actors in the regulatory process, including politicians, independent regulatory agencies, and the regulated industry
  • Learn about regulatory enforcement and the way in which regulatory compliance is achieved
  • Develop understanding of the different approaches to regulation, including self-regulation by industry
  • Learn about stakeholder management and how regulators and the regulated should appropriately engage


10:00 Registration/Zoom room open
10:30 Introduction from Chair
10:35 Module Part i) - What regulation is, why regulation is increasingly important and who are the key actors in the regulatory process? (10 minute presentation from the Chair, 30 minute discussion)
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 Module Part ii) - Stakeholder management - how businesses and government officials should work with regulators (10 minute presentation from the Chair, 30 minute discussion)
12:25 Lunch Break
13:30 Module Part iii) - How is regulatory compliance achieved and what are the different modes of enforcement? (10 minute presentation from the Chair, 30 minute discussion)
14:00 Summation from Chair
14:30 Finish


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Comments & Views

"The course met all of my objectives. The section on Policy design was very interesting and informative."

Charlotte Dann (BEIS)

"A great mix of practical advice and background information. Thank you!"

Andy Challis, Proskills UK