The UKRN has published its 2021 annual review and 2022 workplan. The annual review reflects how UKRN has matured as an organisation and become more influential in our collaboration. With stakeholder feedback, the review highlights key achievements across our strategic priorities. The 2022 workplan builds on our multiyear workplan, draws out member priorities and acknowledges the overlapping themes across net zero, vulnerable consumers and economic regulation.
During July 2021, UKRN hosted a roundtable on data recording. Some members of the group decided to work on a joint policy statement and commit to working together on “encouraging the use of, and innovation in, data to improve vulnerable customer outcomes”. The statement outlines shared aims and a joint approach to data use. The next steps for this work will feature in the vulnerability network 2022 workplan.
The UKRN has formally responded on behalf of members to Reforming the Framework for Better Regulation, BEIS consultation which closed on 1 October 2021. We look forward to engaging further on the outcomes of the consultation.
The UK Regulators Network welcomes the progress of proposals initially set out in the 2018 Government Green Paper, Modernising Consumer Markets. We support proposals to improve and strengthen the competition and consumer regimes in the interests of enhanced protections for UK consumers, and support the direction of travel of these latest proposals and their objectives.
The UKRN has today published findings from our event held on 17 June, Reflections on the impact of Covid and the way forward. This was attended by Members, Government departments, Trade associations and Consumer bodies, to hear about and discuss the experience and learning from working through the Covid-19 pandemic. Our report captures the key points of discussion and themes, and helps us to understand what this may mean for the future.