Work in Scotland & Wales

Since devolution, the policy agendas in Scotland & Wales have diverged from that in England.

Scotland has its own Climate Change Act, with more demanding targets, and a different framework across policy from transport to housing, energy to rural development. The Welsh Government has made sustainable development its’ central organising principle.

CAG Consultants has been actively involved in the development and evaluation of policy in Scotland and Wales, both at the national and local level. Our team of consultants has an in-depth knowledge of the Scottish and Welsh political contexts and the economic, social and environmental policy agendas.

What we offer:
  • Policy development
  • Evaluation and research
  • Facilitation and training
  • Consultation and engagement
Examples of our recent work:
  • Sustainable Living Evaluation Framework Agreement, Welsh Government (2011-2014)
  • Review of the evidence underpinning the Scottish definition of fuel poverty, for the Fuel Poverty Forum and Scottish Government (2013-2014)
  • Green Economy Masterplanning, for Welsh Local Government and Torfaen County Borough Council (2013-14)
  • North Wales Climate Change Activity Review, for the Welsh Local Government Association (2013)
  • Review of the potential role of Community Planning Partnerships in assisting meeting the aspirations of the Scottish Government’s Report on Policies and Proposals, for Carbon Trust Scotland (2012-2013)
  • Evaluation of WECAN (Working Together for Economically Prosperous Communities through Assets of Natural Heritage), for Groundwork Wales and Welsh Government (2012-2014)
  • Maximising the minimum: Minimum standards of energy performance for Scottish homes, for WWF-Scotland (2011)
  • Annual Review of the progress against the Climate Change Strategy for Wales, for the Climate Change Commission for Wales (2011)
  • Green Economy for Scotland: Scoping study, for Green Economy for Scotland Group (2011)
  • Sustainability audit of Single Outcome Agreements, for Scottish Environment Link (2010)
  • Review of area-based energy efficiency initiatives, for Consumer Focus Scotland, by CAG Consultants (2009-2010)
  • Carbon Countdown for Homes: How to make Scotland’s existing homes low carbon, for WWF-Scotland (2009)

Featured case study

Scotland fuel poverty

CAG Consultants was commissioned to undertake an extensive review of the evidence in relation to the assumptions underpinning the definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. Read more →

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