Regulation is the management of complex systems (such as financial services, utility markets, trading standards, education and health) according to clear rules and the law.

Regulators apply rules fairly and consistently to balance two goals: to protect consumers and users of services, and to support business innovation and public service improvement.

The Institute of Regulation develops and promotes good practice, learning and development in regulation. We are the professional network for those working in and/or interested in regulation. 

We believe that good regulation holds the key to public organisational effectiveness and social and economic prosperity. We aim to bring sector-specific knowledge sharing for best practices and improved value, and provide a framework for policy innovation, collaboration and improved public services.

Become a member to join us and find out more about the professional community of regulation.