UK Political Risk - London - Helmsley Partners

You're exposed to political risk.

We'll help you to manage it.

We turn political intelligence into your competitive advantage. We provide in-market political risk and strategic advisory services to support clients' commercial goals.


We're a London-based political consultancy with two layers: we provide political risk analysis to help clients understand the terrain and we offer strategic advice to turn that knowledge into action.


With a Brexit deal in place, the UK is undergoing major regulatory and policy reforms, combining the flux of emerging markets with the mature institutions and capital markets seen in highly developed economies. It is a great time to invest in the UK.

Our team draws on expertise developed as former government ministers, campaign advisers, think tank analysts and government relations advisers for leading political parties and corporate brands.

From transaction due diligence to polling, policy development and government relations, we help companies to operate with confidence, even in politically uncertain times.

Our services

We tailor our services to your needs, applying a set of tools and methodologies to understand exactly your risks and how to manage them. Then we draw on decades of political experience to help you take the best course of action. Our core services include:

  • Political consulting

  • Pre-transaction political due diligence

  • Policy exposure analysis

  • Senior political counsel/strategic advisory

  • Political risk monitoring

  • Public polling and qualitative research

  • Messaging and communications

  • Government relations / public affairs strategy

  • Political stakeholder mapping

  • Scenario and crisis planning

  • Sustainability / ESG.

UK Political Risk Competition Law Reforms

The UK Government is consulting on a wide-ranging package of reforms to competition and consumer policy.

Read our briefing, which reviews the key elements of the proposals and their political context.

National Security & Investment Act Briefing

The Act creates a new layer of security-focused merger control in the UK. Ministers are already considering its use in major transactions.

Read our briefing on the Act and which sectors it affects.

Political Risk Climate Change

The UK is working to build a significant presence in the nascent global space sector, with multiple launch sites under development.

Read our briefing on the various projects underway and the political context.