HS2 Strategic Alternatives

This report examins the case for conventional alternatives to HS2 and possible enhancements to the existing rail network. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

HS2: strategic case

This repor sets out strategic reasons for building HS2; the new north to south high speed rail line between London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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Review of Scottish public sector procurement in construction

Report of the independent review of procurement in construction carried out by Robin Crawford and Ken Lewandowski. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

Construction prices set to rise as the recovery gains momentum

The UK’s rapidly strengthening recovery has reached the construction industry, and in the Autumn 2013 Market View, EC Harris has brought forward our predicted tipping point for the London market to 4th Quarter 2013. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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Understanding tech clusters and tracking the UK tech sector’s outlook for employment and growth

The UK technology sector has outperformed the rest of the UK private sector in terms of employment growth over the last ten years, a new joint report by KPMG and Markit reveals. The research also shows that UK tech companies... (Continue reading)

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Encouraging a British invention revolution: Sir Andrew Witty’s review of universities and growth

The final report of Sir Andrew Witty’s independent review of the role universities can play in supporting growth. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

Changing Places: How innovation and transformation is taking place in local government

Local government has handled very substantial reductions in government grant pretty well so far. But there is more of the same to come, while an aging population inexorably increases demand for public services – we are moving to a very... (Continue reading)

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Supporting UK exporters overseas

This report examines how the FCO and UKTI are helping British businesses export more and whether they are providing the support to business to fulfil the government’s aim of doubling exports to £1 trillion by 2020. To view the report... (Continue reading)

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Employers’ guide to automatic enrolment and NEST: An introduction to your new employer duties

Automatic enrolment is the biggest change to pensions provision in the UK for generations and will affect every employer in the country. Considering the scale of the change it is a concern that many business owners still do not understand... (Continue reading)

The rural broadband programme

All 26 contracts let so far by local authorities for rural broadband have gone to BT, and BT is also likely to win all 18 remaining contracts. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (the Department’s) design of the rural... (Continue reading)

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