Publications and Reports


Publications and reports from leading North West organisations

Here you will find a selection of key reports and publications links from leading Organisations, and Companies in the North West Region, and direct links to a full range of other publications.





Bank of England Inflation Report

Inflation report - Bank of England

The Inflation Report is produced quarterly by Bank staff under the guidance of the members of the Monetary Policy Committee. It serves two purposes. First, its preparation provides a comprehensive and forward-looking framework for discussion among MPC members as an aid to our decision making. Second, its publication allows us to share our thinking and explain the reasons for our decisions to those whom they affect.

More Bank of England Publications and reports can be viewed here



The Bank's Annual Report for 2009 The Bank's Annual Report.

The printed publication is the official version of the Annual Report and can be found on the Bank of England website.

The Bank also offers a subscription service for notification by e-mail of when the Annual Report is updated.




50 50 Vision – Everybody's Future – A Northwest Regional Framework for Ageing (pdf)

nw-ageing-frameworkThe Regional Framework for Ageing represents a partnership response to demographic change and a commitment to its implementation and delivery by the North West Development Agency, Government Office North West, 4NW (Regional Leaders Forum), NHS NW, Department of Health NW and Joint Improvement Partnership.






NWUA Longitudinal Impact Study of the NW HLSP – Phase One Evaluation Report 2009 (pdf)


In April 2009 NWUA appointed the KSA Partnership to undertake a longitudinal impact study on the NW Higher Level Skills Partnership. The study looks at the impact of the NW HLSP on providers, partners, employers and employees (learners) and will be ongoing until the end of the project in March 2011. Phase one is now complete and focuses on the impact on HEIs / FECs and partners.







ACAS North West – Recession Leaflet (pdf)

Download the ACAS North West regional leaflet providing information on managing people in the recession.

European Commission – Enterprise and Industry magazine

The on-line magazine of Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry is regularly updated with new articles.

Subscribe to the magazine and view previous editions here:


Chambers of Commerce North West – Quarterly Economic Survey

The results Chambers of Commerce North West  receive from each Chamber are fed into the North West and then into the national figures. The BCC QES is the largest regular independent survey of business in the UK. It is closely watched by the Treasury and the Bank of England as well as other government departments and is acknowledged to influence economic policy.

Download previous editions of the Quarterly Economic Survey here:


50/50 Vision are a regional strategic partnership focused on the issues facing people aged 50 and over. The partnership brings together a range of public, voluntary and private sector interests and organisations.

A number of documents, reports and regional frameworks are available to download from the website, visit:



Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They aim to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Acas publications cover a wide range of employment matters. Their range of booklets, leaflets and handbooks give practical guidance and advice for both employers and employees from writing a contract of employment, to holiday entitlement to the latest employment legislation.

Hard copies of their publications can be ordered online from the ACAS  website or you can view the online versions. Visit:



The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom, and is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy. Bank of England publications, reports and accounts are available to download on the Bank of England website. The Bank offers a subscription service for notification by e-mail of when the main publications are updated. Visit:



Halton Chamber represents business in the Widnes and Runcorn area, and is committed to the ongoing development and success of the economy in Halton.

You can find a selection of key reports and publications on the Halton Chamber website:



The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges. In doing so, it aims to promote high quality education and research, within a financially healthy sector.

All current HEFCE publications are on the HEFCE website; some recent ones are also available in print, and can be ordered. For HEFCE publications visit:



MIDAS is Manchester's inward investment agency, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for the city region.

View a selection of publications and business magazines on the MIDAS website:



Migrant Workers North West has been set up to lead on the coordination of support to migrant workers throughout the North West of England and to champion the fair treatment of migrant workers in the workplace.

You can find a selection of case studies, reports and statistics on the Migrant Workers website. Visit:



The North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) is an independent group of influential business leaders, who work together to promote the long-term well-being of North West England. NWBLT's mission is to make the North West the UK's most attractive region in which to live and work for generations to come.

Access the latest downloads and forum minutes on the NWBLT website:



North West Network was established by a consortium of voluntary and community
sector organisations in 1993 as a direct response to the ever-increasing demand
for clear, professional advice and information on how to access and manage
funds from the European Union.

The North West Network  Resource Section provides a range of downloads and links that may be useful for information relating to ESF, ERDF and other European funding. It also provides links in the field of volunteer development and other regional initiatives. Visit the North West Network website at:


Regional Language Network are the only body in this region with the dedicated remit to influence and advise on the strategic development and embedding of languages, with relevant know how and expertise to support employers and providers in its implementation.

Find publications from the Northwest Regional Language Network by visiting their website at:



The Heath business and technical park is a thriving multi-occupancy business and science park which is now home to a broad spectrum of business sectors, ranging from forensic science and IT specialists to business consultants and government agencies.

The Heath produces an in-house magazine full of the latest stories, events and developments from both SOG Ltd (who own and operate The Heath) and the companies who occupy the premises.

For publications from The Heath Business and Technical Park visit:



The Manufacturing Institute is an independent, charity run by manufacturers for manufacturers. With a passionate belief in the future of manufacturing in the UK, The Manufacturing Institute also speaks out on the urgent needs of manufacturing.

Visit the resources section of the Manufacturing Institute website to download resources and brochures from the organisation:



Virgin Trains provides customers with fast, frequent passenger train services on the West Coast Main Line. They serve major towns and cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

View the Virgin Trains factsheet (pdf), which contains information on the company structure, facts and figures, train services and routes,  trains and onboard facilities.