We believe that a fair and decent society is one where everyone has the best possible chance to flourish. A society where we can trust that our homes and workplaces are safe, our water, air and food is clean, and our natural spaces are protected. Where common-sense safeguards mean that we can get on with doing the things we love, with the people we love.

What we do:

Unchecked exposes the real-world costs of the failure to properly enforce the rules, and shows why strong protections matter.

  • We follow the money: Unchecked maps the causes and consequences of the UK’s enforcement gap in six areas: food, environmental protection, workers rights, consumer safety, local spaces, and health and safety.
  • We gather the stories: Unchecked gathers case studies from different people around the country, showing the human costs of the failure to enforce the rules.
  • We create new narratives: Unchecked carries out public insights research to find out what people think and feel about strong enforcement. We find new ways of talking about this which resonate with people, regardless of how they vote.

What we want:

National and local regulators should be given adequate funding, independence and powers to carry out their duties.

  • The government should carry out a health check of major regulators and local enforcement teams to ensure they are in a fit state to achieve their aims and take on any additional functions brought about by Brexit.
  • Where enforcement agencies are found to be unable to fulfill their public obligations due to capacity constraints, regulatory budgets should be revised accordingly.
  • The handbook for regulators – the Regulator’s Code – should be amended to explicitly recognise public benefit over and above the needs of regulated businesses.

We believe that a fair and decent society is one where everyone has the best possible chance to flourish. A society where we can trust that our homes and workplaces are safe, our water, air and food is clean, and our natural spaces are protected. Where common-sense safeguards mean that we can get on with doing the things we love, with the people we love.

What we do:

Unchecked exposes the human costs of the failure to properly enforce the rules, and show why strong protections matter.

  • We follow the money: Unchecked maps the causes and consequences of the UK’s enforcement gap in six areas: food, environmental protection, workers rights, consumer safety, local spaces, and health and safety.
  • We gather the stories: Unchecked gathers case studies from different people around the country, showing the human costs of the failure to enforce the rules.
  • We create new narratives: Unchecked carries out public insights research to find out what people think and feel about strong enforcement. We find new ways of talking about this which resonate with people, regardless of how they vote.

What we want:

National and local regulators should be given adequate funding, independence and powers to carry out their duties.

  • The government should carry out a health check of major regulators and local enforcement teams to ensure they are in a fit state to achieve their aims and take on any additional functions brought about by Brexit.
  • Where enforcement agencies are found to be unable to fulfill their public obligations due to capacity constraints, regulatory budgets should be revised accordingly.
  • The handbook for regulators – the Regulator’s Code – should be amended to explicitly recognise public benefit over and above the needs of regulated businesses.

WHO WE ARE

Unchecked was founded by Emma Rose, formerly of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics; Maddy Carroll, former Campaign Director at 38 Degrees; and Dom Goggins, environmental policy consultant.

Unchecked is led by Emma Rose. Our media and communications work is led by Luke Holland, of Cathod Du.

ADVISORY GROUP

Craig Bennett: CEO, Friends of the Earth
Craig is Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth and Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Jon Cracknell: Director, JMG Foundation
Jon manages the Goldsmith family’s grant-making, most of which supports environmental campaigning. He is trust secretary of The Ecology Trust and has been heavily involved in the Environmental Funders Network and similar networks outside the UK.

Argo Scott: Campaign Strategist
Argo is a campaign strategist and movement builder. They draw on experience leading the digital mobilisation team at Greenpeace UK, directing global campaigns for All Out and running rapid fire campaigns in the start up days of 38 Degrees.

Miles King FLS: CEO, People Need Nature
Miles has worked in UK nature conservation for over 30 years. He runs People Need Nature and writes about nature and politics.

Steve Nash: Consumer Advisor on E. coli O157
Steve has been looking into the problems surrounding the causes of this bacterium in relation to food safety and hygiene for over 20 years, from a consumer perspective.

WHO WE ARE

Unchecked was founded by Emma Rose, formerly of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics; Maddy Carroll, former Campaign Director at 38 Degrees; and Dom Goggins, environmental policy consultant.

Unchecked is led by Emma Rose. Our media and communications work is led by Luke Holland, of Cathod Du.

ADVISORY GROUP

Craig Bennett: CEO, Friends of the Earth
Craig is Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth and Honorary Professor of Sustainability and Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.

Jon Cracknell: Director, JMG Foundation
Jon manages the Goldsmith family’s grant-making, most of which supports environmental campaigning. He is trust secretary of The Ecology Trust and has been heavily involved in the Environmental Funders Network and similar networks outside the UK.

Argo Scott: Campaign Strategist
Argo is a campaign strategist and movement builder. They draw on experience leading the digital mobilisation team at Greenpeace UK, directing global campaigns for All Out and running rapid fire campaigns in the start up days of 38 Degrees.

Miles King FLS: CEO, People Need Nature
Miles has worked in UK nature conservation for over 30 years. He runs People Need Nature and writes about nature and politics.

Steve Nash: Consumer Advisor on E. coli O157
Steve has been looking into the problems surrounding the causes of this bacterium in relation to food safety and hygiene for over 20 years, from a consumer perspective.