Our Services for Local Authorities

Having worked in partnership with Local Authorities across England since 2005, we can offer you either a complete end-to-end service or individual component elements including focus group recruitment, data coding, report writing, secondary data / desk research, postal surveys, phone surveys and door to door.

Business Surveys

Local Authorities are working increasingly with their Local Area Partnerships to understand business issues, particularly amongst growth sectors. With over 10 years of experience collecting Labour Market Intelligence for a variety of Sector Skills Councils, as well as Local Authority consultation projects involving businesses, we have the track record and experience to support your economic and employment research projects.

Population Forecasting

With the government bringing in measures to increase the supply of housing to 300,000 new homes a year by the end of this Parliament the implications for Local Authorities are clear. With more homes will come increased pressures on a wide range of social, education and environmental service infrastructure.

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Public Consultation

Efficiency savings and restructuring have necessitated large scale, often controversial, consultation exercises. Whilst managing expectations is essential for good public relations, establishing a robust process is the best way to avoid secure decisions against challenge. Cognisant can support your consultation from its conception to its fruition.

Residents’ Surveys

Understanding residents’ priorities, particularly around Budget issues, is a necessity in Local Government. From qualitative to quantitative projects, Cognisant have experience of delivering end to end research that targets those most affected by an issue and engages them in a meaningful process. Cognisant projects begin with a workshop to understand our client’s needs.