making sense of place economics

'Green Book' Appraisals

'Green Book' Appraisals

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Making the case for public funding in place economies involves critical appraisal of the effectiveness of a proposal in delivering policy objectives and its efficiency in value for money terms.

GENECON has a distinguished national track record in developing clear and robust economic appraisals to underpin public investment choices, following HM Treasury 'Green Book' principles.

We have:

  • been retained nationally under the Homes & Communities Agency economic appraisal panel, by several LEPs and many local authorities;
  • advised on Regional Growth Fund applications in Yorkshire, North West, Tyneside, North East Lincs, Midlands and East Sussex;
  • undertaken the Green Book appraisal of a wide range of Local Growth Fund projects for several LEPs, being retained appraisal advisers to Sheffield, Black Country, Humber, D2N2, Lancashire, Coast to Capital and Leeds City Region LEPs;
  • appraised major investments across UK cities, including: Brighton Convention Centre, Urban Villages in Leeds, Middlehaven in Middlesbrough, Sheffield's New Retail Quarter and Park Hill Flats, Nottingham Riverside, Hull city centre & Fruit Market and Gateshead Quays;
  • developed innovative approaches to measuring the cost-benefit of public realm improvements in Sheffield, Leeds, Carlisle, Derby and Southampton and iconic bridge designs on the Wear and Tees;
  • appraised business support programmes including the North West Manufacturing Advisory Service, Collaborative R&D in the South East and Enterprising Barnsley;
  • made the case for investment in low carbon technology in Teesside, East Yorkshire and South East Northumberland.