Policy analysis and development
We provide analysis of policy issues related to the freight transport and logistics industries for a wide range of public sector clients such as the European Commission, national governments and regional and local authorities. The work usually involves the analysis of freight transport and logistics markets, an appraisal of the case for market failure and a review of existing policy interventions. We then develop a range of potential measures to address the issues that emerge, concluding with a criteria-based evaluation of potential interventions and recommendations for future policy measures.
The consultancy provides specialist advice in developing the case for grant funding based on applying the rules of each public sector scheme to the specific project that would be funded, which might relate to hard or soft infrastructure or a new transport service. The consultancy provides advice on the potential for grant funding from public sector schemes, develops the outline case for funding and organises the required inputs, writes applications on behalf of clients and, following a provisional grant award, supports clients in carrying out negotiations with the funding body.
Our databases and transport models can be used to provide information for market feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses that are frequently required for applications. Our consultants’ knowledge of transport markets, freight transport costs and the policy context can be applied to maximise the potential for success.