Looking ahead to Autumn Statement 2014 ...

Looking ahead to Autumn Statement 2014 ...

As the last before the general election, and the first since the Scottish referendum, this year’s Autumn Statement is particularly important. In anticipation of it, this latest SQW Viewpoint considers its likely contents and potential implications

Accelerating Local Economic Growth - Clusters and Deals

Accelerating Local Economic Growth - Clusters and Deals

After a period of absence, clusters appear, once again, to be in the ascendency. This latest SQW Viewpoint considers what has been learned – and what is in danger of being forgotten – about the potentials and limitations of cluster growth

Growth Deals - Who Is Getting What (and Why?)

Growth Deals - Who Is Getting What (and Why?)

The UK Government has announced the first £2bn of Growth Deals across England. SQW has completed an initial analysis of the Growth Deals, and how they relate to socio-economic conditions across England

Influencing Policy Through Economic Research

Influencing Policy Through Economic Research

Case studies from SQW's work in Cambridge and Oxford on how robust economic research can influence government policy and investment

Teleworking: the Heat is On

Teleworking: the Heat is On

Increased teleworking will cut carbon emissions from commuting. But there’s a big ‘rebound’ effect: increasing emissions from domestic heating.

Support and Aspiration: Introducing Personal Budgets

Support and Aspiration: Introducing Personal Budgets

SQW and In Control have co-authored the guidance document Support and Aspiration: Introducing Personal Budgets, which seeks to provide a clear framework upon which local plans can be put in place to implement personal budgets for children

 

Research, analysis and advice on economic and social development for the public and private sector

Founded in 1983, SQW operates across the UK, Europe and internationally, from offices in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Cambridge. We offer services across a diverse range of fields, from Innovation and Spatial Development, to Children and Young People, and the Personalisation of Public Services. 

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What we do

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Services

We research, design, develop, support and assess interventions, helping our clients to address challenges, and realise opportunities, in economic and social development. 

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Expertise Areas

We work in a diverse set of policy domains, with particular expertise in Innovation, Spatial Development, Children and Young People, and Service Integration and Personalisation. 

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