New Green Book: Why it is important for public sector clients

After much anticipation, HM Treasury has released an updated version of the Green Book. For those of you new to the world of public sector machinations, this is a fairly big deal.

The Green Book, or to give its full title ‘Central Government Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation’ was last updated in 2003 and it details how public bodies should appraise policies, programmes and projects. Unlike departmental guidance, the Green Book applies across the whole of government.

In other words, it sets out the “rules of the game” for those of you who require initiatives to be signed off as “Green Book-compliant”. This will mean any organisation applying to Central Government for grants or funding will need to make sure their application is consistent with the new guide.

AMION Consulting are market-leaders in the preparation of economic appraisals and business cases, especially in the pioneering use of “land value uplift” techniques, which are now mandated in the Green Book. To this end, we have been asked by Homes England to prepare a report on the implications of the new Green Book for their organisation.

 

Want to know more?

Speak to Graham Russell, who heads up the Economics Team at AMION on 0151 227 5563 or grahamrussell@amion.co.uk who will be more than happy to help you.