Economic Impacts of Mobile Communications in Scotland

Economic Impacts of Mobile Communications in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published research by SQW and Real Wireless into the likely changes in mobile coverage and service levels over the next few years, and the economic impacts for Scotland

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

The Pareto Principle: The Importance of the Vital Few in Business Support Programmes

The Pareto Principle: The Importance of the Vital Few in Business Support Programmes

The 80-20 Pareto rule has been applied widely to highlight the importance of the 'vital few', for example in quality control. In this think-piece, we test the rule in the benefits from business and innovation support programmes

Evaluation of Flying Start Programme published by the Welsh Government

Evaluation of Flying Start Programme published by the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has published SQW's evaluation of the Flying Start Programme. Flying Start is a targeted Early Years programme for families with children under four in some of the most deprived areas of Wales

 

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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