Economic consulting

We evaluate the impact of publicly funded policies, programmes and organisations so that Government has the evidence it needs to address important social and economic issues, in health, education, science and innovation, and regeneration. 

An evidence based approach to project and programme evaluation

We have been providing economic consultancy services for over 30 years, specialising in programme and policy evaluation, strategies for economic development and regeneration, economic intelligence and impact assessment. Prior to joining RSM UK in 2017, we had traded as PACEC (or Public and Corporate Economic Consultants) since 1995. 

Economics consulting is one of RSM’s fastest growing service lines and frequently advertising opportunities for graduate roles and internships. Visit their website to find out more about what they do.

Demonstrating the worth of public sector investments

The public sector needs to be assured that the limited funds they are investing are achieving the best possible outcomes in order to justify their use. In order to help establish the value of these investments RSM’s economic consulting service line provide proven methodologies and experienced teams who evaluate these programmes and policies. These evaluations not only demonstrate the impacts of the investments made, but help identify areas for improvement or highlight where new service delivery models could be utilised.

Making the case for government funding in the private sector

Private sector organisations utilising public funding must also demonstrate that they are making a value for money contribution to government policy. We offer the expertise to evaluate the direct and indirect impacts and benefits of the initiatives being delivered through this funding, which can then be used as a business case to secure future funding.

RSM’s economic consulting team’s expertise covers:

  • assessing the economic impact of universities, housing associations, charities and third sector organisations;
  • assessing the impact of Government / public funding into science, technology and innovation and business growth initiatives;
  • evaluating innovative health service initiatives, including the new health and social care integration pilots (Vanguards) and ambulance services;
  • economic profiling, strategy development, and regeneration initiatives, for councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships;
  • employment land planning and economic impact assessments of new builds; and
  • various sector studies, including logistics, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, chemicals, food and drink, and country sports.