What We Do

Chelgate Public Affairs has offices in both Brussels and London, the political hubs of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Our offices provide access not only to the UK government and EU Institutions but also to EU member states, regional authorities and local government.

Intelligence 

We can provide your organisation with tailored and up-to-the-minute monitoring services that provide insight into political developments that matter to you most. We understand the complex cycles and procedures of the political apparatus – in particular in the UK and European Parliament – and we know where to turn for vital information. Our intelligence services give you the practical tools you need to make effective business decisions.

Analysis 

We provide clients with the analysis and understanding they need to operate effectively in Brussels and Westminster. European and UK political institutions are famously bureaucratic, and uniquely structured. We know what, and who, is relevant to our clients’ interests, and we are expert at explaining – concisely and clearly – which legislation, regulations, executive decisions and elections really matter to them, and why.

Influence 

We give clients influence over policymaking, legislation and regulations. Operating within a strict ethical and legal framework, we allow clients to make their views about upcoming political decisions known to the right audiences, at the right time. We can work with you to understand and engage those with influence, whether they are politicians, journalists, trade bodies or people in your industry. Our Brussels office can also help you to build relationships with members of the Commission, Council and Parliament, as well as with its agencies and initiatives across Europe so you get your message across.

Policy Areas

We have a successful track record of supporting clients from all policy areas – from those who wish to react to a policy proposal, to those who wish to begin a new campaign to introduce new policy.

While we work across sectors, Chelgate has a particular expertise in transport, energy and environmental issues.

Transport

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles
  • Regulation (EU) 2019/631 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles
  • Regulation (EU) 2017/1151 on type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5, Euro 6)
  • Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure
  • Regulation (EU) No 510/201 setting emission performance standards for new light commercial vehicles
  • Directive 2009/33/EC on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

Waste

  • Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (Waste Framework Directive)
  • Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste
  • Directive 2009/125/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (Eco-design Directive)
  • Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Organic farming

  • Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 on rules concerning import of organic products from third countries
  • Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products
  • Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 on rules governing organic production, labelling and control

Energy

  • Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive)
  • Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (REDI)
  • Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (recast) on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (REDII)

Packaging & FCM

  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles
  • Directive 2004/12/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste
  • Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (SUP)