GK consulting delivers rigorous, evidence-based policy development and analysis, drawing upon our cross-sectoral and international knowledge. Our consumer-centric approach means that our recommendations will deliver for disadvantaged communities. We also offer policy and project management training.
Water charging and metering and vulnerable consumer advisor (April10-) Ofwat Assisting Ofwat in devising strategies regarding the rolling out of meters in the South West and the assistance needed to protect vulnerable consumers. Assist in reviewing Ofwat's general approach to protecting vulnerable consumers, particularly in light of the Walker review.
A guide to credible industry-led regulation (March 10) Consumer Focus
Conducted a literature review and interviews with key senior stakeholders across a range of sectors in order to update and illustrate with examples a best practice checklist for self-regulation.
Consumer protection training Italian energy regulator Provision of consumer protection training to the Italian energy regulator.
Chair of Communications (May 09-) Public Utilities Access Forum An association of regulators and consumer organisations which work together to develop policy on the regulation of the public utilities providing electricity, gas, communications and water services in England and Wales. It has a particular focus on low income and additional needs households.
Delivering Digital Inclusion Action Plan (May 09) Department for Communities & Local Government The action plan proposed a new Digital Inclusion Champion supported by an expert taskforce and a support team. Support was provided to develop the priorities for digital inclusion that will shape the work of the champion, taskforce, government, the regulator and industry.
Digital Mentors Project Lead (Dec 08) Department for Communities & Local Government Building on outline proposals in the Empowerment White Paper, specifying and procuring an organisation to equip disadvantaged communities with skills in using social and community media for launch by the Minister for Digital Inclusion.
Energy efficiency campaigns (08-) National Right to Fuel Campaign Chair of NRFC. Developed NRFC's campaigning policies for energy efficiency programmes for low income consumers and developed workshops on vulnerable energy consumer issues. Gave oral evidence to parliamentary select committee examining competition in the energy market.
Smart metering advice Energywatch Providing policy advice to the statutory energy consumer watchdog prior to its merger with other consumer organisations which became Consumer Focus.