1. Policies and Research to Solve the UK's Productivity Puzzle
    Jun 2018

    An important part of addressing the productivity challenge in the UK should involve effectively engaging, inspiring and assisting large numbers of small businesses. This Viewpoint identifies a number of key principles that should be adopted in designing approaches to working with businesses to improve their productivity.
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  2. Demand and Feasibility Study for Innovation Space in South Dublin
    May 2018

    South Dublin County Council commissioned SQW, working alongside Oxford Innovation and Full Circle Management Solutions, to undertake a study to assess the demand for, and feasibility of, new innovation space in South Dublin. South Dublin County Council have now published the results of this study.
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  3. Scottish Government Learner Journey Review
    May 2018

    The Scottish Government established the 15-24 Learner Journey Review in 2016 to better understand the journeys made by young people from the senior years of school to employment, including through further and higher education, vocational training and apprenticeships. SQW, working in partnership with Young Scot, explored young people’s experiences of education and training to inform the review.
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  4. The Impact of the SEND Reforms
    Feb 2018

    The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a set of reforms that aspired to create an improved offer of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This viewpoint looks at how reactions reported recently compare to earlier findings, to provide an assessment of how far the new approaches have delivered the high aspirations they set out to meet.
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  5. Implementation Review of Devolved Employment Services 2017
    Feb 2018

    As recommended by the Smith Commission, powers over certain employability services were devolved to the Scottish Government through the Scotland Act 2016. The Scottish Government has now published SQW's review of the development and early implementation of the transition year services.
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