Understanding the likely long-term change in the characteristics of the population is vital for the effective planning of infrastructure and services by both the public and private sectors. It is, however, a complex task, with trends influenced by many factors.
You need insight that helps you understand the demographic, social and economic factors at play, such as natural ageing of the population, trends in fertility rates and the relative strength of the local economy to attract residents.
We can provide this insight through rigorous, well-tested analysis allowing you to identify and implement effective strategies.
Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils: Section 106 developer contributions
Economic impacts of immigration detention reform
Winchester City Council: Future Local Housing Need and Population Profile Assessment
Strategic housing market assessment update for Oxford
Population, Migration & Housing blog posts
What is microdata and what can we use it for? This is the first blog in a case study series that explains the merits of microdata in policy analysis. This particular blog investigates over-indebtedness in the UK, using the 6th round of the Wealth and Assets Survey published by th…
“It’s not what you don’t know that kills you, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t true”, Mark Twain.
Economist Zsófi Kőműves on why long-term megatrends matter in the context of climate change policies.
How well can we measure the effect of low-carbon policie…
Many local authorities face pressures on their educational, housing and social care provision on a day-to-day basis. Government population projections are meant to help planners, but are they exacerbating the issues they face?
How can local authorities prepare for population g…
How will the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system impact on the UK economy? In particular, how might restrictions on low-skilled migration from the EU to the UK impact on wages, vacancy rates, prices and competitiveness?
Chris Woolliscroft, Project Manager in our Societ…
The entire premise for reducing immigration is flawed … ending freedom of movement is a disingenuous way to meet the net immigration thresholds set out in the Conservative Party manifesto. So says our Managing Director, Phil Summerton.
The populist arguments against immigrat…