Research and Reports from the Centre for Economic Empowerment

Affordable Alternatives to High Cost Credit in Northern Ireland

29 September[email protected]Centre for Economic EmpowermentNo Topics

In 2013, amidst growing concern about high cost credit and illegal lending, NICVA commissioned POLICIS and Liverpool John Moores University to explore options for an alternative affordable credit model. This report contains the results of their research.

Government Financial Support to Business in Northern Ireland - An Analysis

16 June[email protected]Centre for Economic EmpowermentNo Topics

Government support for the private sector in Northern Ireland is an important part of its economic strategy. This report considers how this support impacts on people on low incomes.

Procurement Practice in NI

Public Procurement Practice in Northern Ireland

27 Junemichael.mcgilli...Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyPublic Procurement

This research empirically tests some of the concerns that have been expressed in relation to contemporary procurement practice in Northern Ireland.

The Economic Value of Advice

The Economic Value of Advice

11 Maymichael.mcgilli...Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyNo Topics

This report was commissioned by NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment to determine the economic/monetary impact of voluntary advice provision in Northern Ireland.

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

03 Maymichael.mcgilli...Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyNo Topics

This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.

Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments

Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments

03 Maymichael.mcgilli...Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyNo Topics

This report considers the use of distributional analysis and weighting in economic assessments within central government in Northern Ireland.

The Fiscal Implications of an Older Population in Northern Ireland

24 Novembermichael.mcgilli...Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy, Public Expenditure

This research aims to identify the fiscal impact of the changing age profile of Northern Ireland.

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Fostering Innovation Through Public Procurement

19 March[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy, Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery

This report examines how public procurement in Northern Ireland can better encourage innovation – the creation of new processes, products, ideas and services.

Supporting People

The Financial Benefits of the Supporting People Programme in Northern Ireland

21 January[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, ResearchSupporting People Programme

This report estimates the costs that would be incurred if the Supporting People programme were to cease.

Universal Childcare in Northern Ireland Report Front Cover

Universal Childcare in Northern Ireland

01 December[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, ResearchChildcare, Economy

This report estimates the economic implications of providing universal childcare in Northern Ireland using cost-benefit analysis.

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

08 September[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.

A Land Value Tax for Northern Ireland Report Cover

A Land Value Tax for Northern Ireland

19 June[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

This report considers the implications of introducing Land Value Tax (LVT) in Northern Ireland.

A Commentary on Economic Data in Northern Ireland

A Commentary on Economic Data in Northern Ireland

27 March[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

This report considers the quality of the data available on the Northern Ireland economy and proposes ways in which existing datasets could be enhanced.

Economic Attitudes in Northern Ireland Report Cover

Economic Attitudes in Northern Ireland

04 March[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

This report examines public attitudes and interest in economic issues in Northern Ireland.

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland Report Cover

The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland

24 October[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, Welfare ReformWelfare Reform, Economy

This report estimates how the programme of welfare reform that began in 2010 impacts on Northern Ireland.

Review of the Fiscal Powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly Report Cover

Review of the Fiscal Powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly

24 October[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

This report reviews the fiscal powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly and considers the scope for the devolution of additional powers.

Social Clauses in Northern Ireland Report Cover

Social Clauses in Northern Ireland

24 October[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicySocial clauses

This report considers the difficulties experienced in implementing social clauses in Northern Ireland and makes a number of recommendations for improving their use.

Expensive Lending in Northern Ireland Report Cover

Expensive Lending in Northern Ireland

21 May[email protected]Centre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyExpensive lending, Economy

This report highlights some key concerns in relation to payday lending and loan sharks in Northern Ireland.