Publications & events

Southern Policy Centre regularly publishes reports and research material, and we also hold seminars, conferences and other events.  Use the submenu to display publications and events for a specific theme:

Is there a strategy for the central south?

Introduction Three seminars are being held as part of the Regional Strategy Project to focus on the various challenges facing the central south. We would like to thank Barker Mill Estates, Build Environment Communications Group (BECG), Blake Morgan, Hampshire County... Read more →

Help us to move on!

Our report for the Blagrave Trust outlining practical policy recommendations to address some of the issues facing young people in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton can be read below. Read more →

Home, here or London?

Retaining graduates from the central South’s universities. Both authors frequently hear the refrain ‘we must retain more of our graduates’ at meetings and seminars on the local economy.This report, commissioned by Willmott Dixon, explores the retention of graduates from the... Read more →

Deprivation in the South

Despite its perceived affluence relative to other parts of the UK, pockets of severe multiple deprivation exist across the South Coast region. This research offers a timely corrective to over-simplistic ideas of an English North-South divide by highlighting the significance... Read more →

The Impact of Business Rate Revaluation

This paper sets out the background to Business Rate revaluation in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, and presents the data for different business sectors. It also considers the impact of revaluation in neighbouring Counties. Read more →

Winchester BID: Business Rates

This paper sets out the background to Business Rate revaluation in Winchester and presents the data for different business sectors, examines the impact of transitional arrangements and looks at competing business centres Read more →

Widening participation in Higher Education

New study sheds light on why Southern students miss out on university Over 50 young people every year are missing out on university from just five local government wards in Poole, Hampshire, Southampton, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. And over... Read more →

Assembly South report

Introduction Assembly South was part of an important new experiment in how to organise democracy effectively. It consisted of a group of 23 citizens and 6 councillors from the Solent and Isle of Wight area who met in Southampton over... Read more →

Devo-South: a report on devolution and business

What are the challenges facing southern England, how can devolution empower local leadership to tackle them, and what do business leaders make of the opportunities offered by the government’s decentralisation agenda? Download the full report here BUSINESS is backing the... Read more →

Immigration in Southampton

Immigration is one of the most topical issues in Southampton. On Saturday 13th December 2014, local citizens attended the Southampton Conversation to discuss immigration policy with fellow citizens and experts. After all, everyone has a view on immigration. What we... Read more →