Glasgow and the Clyde Valley has a Deal worth £1.13bn over 20 years. Collectively, the Deal is to expected to leverage an additional £3.3bn of private sector investment and create 29,000 jobs across the eight Local Authorities that comprise the area.
Increasing influence over government programmes for the unemployed is one aspect of the devolution offer being made to cities by George Osborne. ekosgen has recently been appointed to evaluate the impact of the Youth Contract Extension programme in Greater Manchester.
The outward-migration of young people from the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland to other areas of the country or the rest of the UK has been a growing concern for local agencies for some time.
Demonstrating the impact of research is an integral component of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). In 2014 the impact of research accounted for 20% of the total REF assessment, and is likely to account for 25% in future years.