ACE produces a range of economic papers on issues affecting ACE members and their sectors of business. These give ACE's position on, and insight into, the core issues impacting on the industry.
21 March 2013
An analysis of the Budget, the update to the National Infrastructure Plan by HM Treasury and the economic and fiscal outlook by OBR.
19 February 2013
ACE has made a series of recommendations to the Treasury ahead of the 2013 Budget
13 December 2012
This paper is the final paper in ACE’s infrastructure investment series and explores in more detail the rational and practicalities of establishing a State Investment Bank.
06 December 2012
ACE has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the Autumn Statement, the National Infrastructure Plan update, the OBR's fiscal forecast and the outline of the new PF2 model
10 September 2012
This paper is the fifth in ACE’s infrastructure investment series and explores in more detail the current market conditions, challenges and rationale behind the Green Investment Bank. It concludes that whilst the Green Investment Bank is a step in the right direction, there are some issues which if left unchecked, could undermine confidence in its ability to facilitate green investment.
23 July 2012
This paper is the fourth in ACE’s infrastructure investment series and explores in more detail the current conditions within the market, and the implications they have on pension funds’ investment potential into infrastructure.
28 June 2012
Examining how to improve procurement in Public Private Finance Models (PPFM)
23 May 2012
Examining how to replace PFI in public procurement
17 May 2012
A study of 15 years of Private Finance Initiative experience in the UK
22 March 2012
ACE has undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the 2012 budget, the economic and fiscal outlook from the Office for Budget Responsibility and the Infrastructure Delivery Update
01 March 2012
ACE's Budget submission to HM Treasury for 2012
30 November 2011
TACE has published a full analysis of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement, the updated National Infrastructure Plan and the Office of Budgetary Responsibility report on the economy.
01 May 2011
ACE's Barriers to Investment report explores a wide variety of aspects that act as barriers, or significantly change the risk profile of an investment project. These processes are important within the investment cycle and should be understood by all parties involved.
01 April 2011
There are a number of potential interventions that could help to restore confidence in the housing market and encourage a new generation of lower-carbon homes.
23 March 2011
ACE is pleased to contribute to the preparations for the March 2011 Budget
01 March 2011
The Association for Consultancy and Engineering, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the Construction Products Association and the Institution of Civil Engineers have produced a joint budget submission ahead of George Osborne's first April Budget.
01 February 2011
This paper has been produced by ACE to help explore the potential of regulatory and market reforms within the water sector.
ACE has produced a new paper looking into some of the administrative and cost issues that SMEs face when dealing with the tax system.
This paper poses the question as to how we could further incentivise train operating companies (TOCs) to invest in the systems on which they operate.
10 November 2010
The latest infrastructure report from ACE aims to review and analyse a range of material that is openly available (such as economic papers, cost benefit analysis and case study evidence) in an attempt to ascertain what effect infrastructure investment has on the economy.
28 October 2010
A new survey of UK business has revealed that two in three firms believe further cuts in transport infrastructure investment will damage their prospects over the next three years. Currently, inefficiencies in the road network costs each UK businesses an average of £59,000 per year and inefficiencies in the rail network cost an average of £44,000 each per year. This means the combined annual cost to business of inefficient transport infrastructure could run to over 100 billion pounds.
13 September 2010
A study by ACE finds that support for the development of microgeneration technology needs to be increased if the UK government wishes to speed up the adoption of microgeneration technology.
01 September 2010
This paper is intended as a conversation starter on how retrofitting might be taken forward in the residential sector.
ACE proposes a supplementary model to PFI initiatives.
05 August 2010
ACE's views on potential areas for investigation.
ACE has submitted evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on new Local Enterprise Partnerships.
01 July 2010
A look at the common issues with public sector procurement of professional services.
This paper sets out key considerations for best practice in the procurement of professional services.
16 June 2010
ACE's views on the implications of delaying or cancelling projects as an economy measure.
08 June 2010
ACE's contributions to the Chancellor ahead of the June 2010 emergency Budget.
04 April 2010
A collection of case studies demonstrating how ACE member companies engage local communities in projects.
01 April 2010
ACE has presented its views to DECC on a range of issues ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review later this year.
10 March 2010
ACE looks at the need to review traditional funding methods and investigate new ones.
01 March 2010
ACE looks into how an Infrastructure Bank would operate.
24 February 2010
This paper makes the case for a balanced scorecard approach to achieving efficiency.
01 February 2010
A discussion paper outlining the best practice principles that should underpin local and regional development.
26 January 2010
ACE sets out the case for an infrastructure bank
13 January 2010
Proposals to develop a national infrastructure accounting methodology. The data would help to inform a wide range of public and private sector investment decisions, as well as demonstrating the current state of the UK's critical infrastructure.
10 January 2010
ACE identifies the problems and suggests policy solutions.
01 January 2010
ACE's proposal to create an infrastructure gilt to drive investment in transport, energy and utilities.
10 December 2009
A brief analysis of the key measures of the Chancellor's December announcement as they relate to the consultancy and engineering industry.
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