The Regional Growth Fund

The £1.4bn funding could result in 41,000 extra full-time equivalent private sector jobs but thousands more could have been created from the same resources. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

Regional and local market pay in Wales: summary of evidence

This report contains evidence on regional public sector pay in Wales assembled by the Welsh Government’s Chief Economist. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

Councils can deliver services more effectively with a closer focus on costs

An Accounts Commission report published today calls for more focus on actively applying cost information to plan services, scrutinise performance and demonstrate value for money. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

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Procurement Policy Note 04/12 – Procurement Supporting Growth: Supporting Material for Departments

Procurement Policy Information Note on Procurement Supporting Growth, together with supporting material to help deliver this agenda. To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

Communities and Local Government Committee publishes report on new housing supply

The Government must employ a basket of measures, covering all tenures of housing, if sufficient finance is ever to be available to tackle the country’s housing crisis, says the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee in a report examining the financing... (Continue reading)

Shipping sector must become more transparent to attract new sources of financing, says KPMG report

Global ship financing is undergoing its biggest transformation for decades as sector stakeholders seek new forms of ship financing, some of which will demand significant changes to the way shipping companies are run and the way they raise finances, a... (Continue reading)

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European Union must show financial restraint to reflect age of austerity according to Lords EU Committee

The House of Lords EU Committee reported today following an in-depth examination of the European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s seven-year budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Committee concludes that the EU must show overall budgetary restraint, with... (Continue reading)

European Scrutiny Committee publishes report into proposed Unified Patent Court

The draft agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is likely to hinder, rather than help, the enforcement of patents within the European Union, says the European Scrutiny Committee in its report, published today.   To read the report, click... (Continue reading)

Crossing the border

  Localis, in partnership with the Local Government Association, has produced a short report looking at shared management schemes between different local authorities. Covering issues surrounding culture, internal and external perceptions of mergers, and the potential barriers to success, it... (Continue reading)

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MPs publish report on equity investment in privately financed projects

The Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes its 81st Report of Session 2010-12, on equity investment in privately financed projects. Click here.... (Continue reading)

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