Publications

Southern Policy Centre regularly publishes reports and research material. Here are some of the reports we have produced so far, or use the submenu to display publications for a specific theme:

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 →