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London Finance Commission report on the future of 'funding' the capital

London Finance Commission report on the future of ‘funding’ the capital

Last year we announced that Bridget Rosewell was to sit on the panel for the London Finance Commission – an initiative of Boris Johnson - which looked at ways of ensuring that fiscal responsibility could be increased for London and investment support. The commission met on a monthly basis from July 2012 to April 2013 and this May reported on its findings. Watch the full recording of the report here.
Paul speaks web psychology

Paul speaks web psychology

OgilvyChange, the specialist behavioural sciences practice of Ogilvy & Mather UK, hosted Nudgestock, the UK’s largest gathering of behavioural sciences experts on Friday 24th May at Shoreditch Town Hall. Volterra partner Paul Ormerod discussed the psychology behind the decisions individuals make alongside some of the leading behavioural scientists, award winning authors and personalities from the creative advertising and design industries including Rory Sutherland of Ogilvy and Mather and Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan.
New Partnerships...

New Partnerships…

We are thrilled to announce two new Partners within our team. Ellie Evans and Said Hirsh both have a long history within Volterra. Said, who previously headed our Middle East division, has over 10 years of experience as an economist and strategist, working with government and private sector clients in the UK, Europe, US, the Middle East and Asia. Ellie has been with us since graduating from Cambridge and in the past ten years has built considerable experience in working with private and public sector clients in a range of sectors including infrastructure and financial services.
Nick Bosanquet and infrastructure 'Reform'

Nick Bosanquet and infrastructure ‘Reform’

Volterra associate Nick Bosanquet is a member of the advisory board for Reform - a non-party think tank whose mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity. He recently contributed to a report on the investment in infrastructure. Read Nick’s thoughts here and the full report here.
Paul in debate with Joseph Stiglitz

Paul in debate with Joseph Stiglitz

Volterra Partner Paul Ormerod made a recent appearance on BBC’s Newsnight on the eve of the release of the latest economic statistics that would show whether or not the UK was heading towards a triple dip recession. Paul was in discussion with Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz on whether or not George Osborne should abandon austerity. Paul argued that abandoning the plan at this stage could present a high risk to interest rates and business confidence. Watch the debate here and read Paul’s blog on the subject here
North East Economic review Published and another Newsnight appearance

North East Economic review Published and another Newsnight appearance

As mentioned in February's newsletter Volterra Senior Partner Bridget Rosewell is a member of an independent Review Team (led by Lord Andrew Adonis) for the North East Economic Review. The team has now published their report on achieving more and better jobs and a better quality of life in the North East. The report is based on a wide range of evidence, local knowledge and experience alongside expert think pieces to develop their recommendations. The Review has taken a broad approach to considering how to best drive economic growth over the next twenty years. Read more about the report here or read it in full here. Bridget also made a Newsnight appearance this month - giving the North East perspective in light of the review on whether or not the UK is looking towards a financial upturn.
Providing the Right Skills for the Right Job: GLA Report Published

Providing the Right Skills for the Right Job: GLA Report Published

The report that we carried out earlier this year for the London Enterprise Panel on the skills that are currently required in London is now available to view here. The report compares these skill requirements to the education offering currently available in London by further education colleges, universities, and other private providers. As part of the project we spoke to key employers and a sample of education providers, carried out employment and skills forecasts for London, and provided the GLA with recommendations on how more Londoners, and in particular those from more disadvantaged backgrounds, could better access the London labour market. The findings were well received and were used as an impetus for a change in the capital’s educational offering.
Nick Bosanquet in the Press

Nick Bosanquet in the Press

Volterra’s health associate Nick Bosanquet has been making a splash in the press recently. His article on his own reconsideration of Margaret Thatcher’s policies made the front page of City AM - read it here. He has also written various recent articles for the British Journal of Healthcare Management: read how he think the NHS could ‘do more with less’ here and keep an eye on our blog for a reprinting on his piece on Primary Care Salvage which is due to be published later this month.
Volterra paper published in leading health policy journal

Volterra paper published in leading health policy journal

A report led by Volterra associate Professor Nick Bosanquet was recently published and featured in the Primary Care Respiratory Journal. The research paper reviews and compares methods currently employed in the research and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a number of target regions and countries. The paper reviews the evidence on programme development and the effectiveness gap between health outcomes in the UK, France, Germany, and Finland. The results show the need for more specific programmes in primary care in order to close this effectiveness gap. Such a programme should aim to target and prevent the downward spiral for high–risk patients. Read the report here.
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