Regulatory Policy

About the Project

A number of economic sectors are - for a range of reasons - subject to detailed, sector-specific regulation by the government and by economic regulators.

These sectors include electricity, water, rail, gas, airports, legal services, waste, healthcare, telecommunications and post.  They together comprise a substantial proportion of the UK economy, as well as providing services fundamental to the functioning of society.  These sectors face economic, technological, environmental and social pressures that challenge the status quo.

How these sectors are regulated in future is therefore a critical policy question. Policy Exchange aims to inform and influence debate on policy in relation to the regulated sectors, with a particular focus on the design of regulation that aids effective exploitation of market processes.