Research and analysis

Understanding localised policy interventions in business support and skills

Analysis of early case study examples of localised policy interventions relating to business and skills support.


Research on understanding localised policy interventions in business support and skills

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The study presents early evidence on the effective implementation and delivery of 4 examples of localised policy interventions that support and/or complement national provision.

The case study examples relating to business support are:

  • Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub
  • Plymouth Growth Acceleration and Investment Network
  • New Anglia Business Information Portal
  • West of England Employability Charter Mark

The research aims to understand the rationale for local differentiation of the policy, how the policies were designed and implemented, the enablers for achieving intended outcomes, the barriers faced and to identify lessons learnt.

The report includes the main findings and synthesis of the research, outlining the implications for future localised policy interventions.

Published 7 December 2013