And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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LST trial annual report published LST trial annual report published

GB Longer-Semi Trailer (LST) trial 2017 annual report is now available, with new insight into the impact that these longer lorries are having on UK roads and the environment. Risk Solutions continue to run the trial for DfT that has been in place since 2012.
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Enhanced quality management

We have enhanced our management system to meet the requirements of ISO9001:2015
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Research award to understand knock-on delay in rail services

Risk Solutions and City University of London have been awarded a 12-month research contract by RSSB to explore knock-on train delays, partnering with Great Western Railway.

The objective of the project is to understand the causes and consequences of knock-on delays, and explore ways to tackle them to improve rail services for passengers.

Risk Solutions will be creating an agent based model to explore the scenarios that cause knock-on delay, and City University of London will create visualisations of the complex delay datasets produced by the model, to provide a powerful way for railway operators to explore delay data and identify how to reduce delays.
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Value for money decision support tool for HS2

HS2 Ltd. faces many design decisions in the delivery of high speed rail in the UK. Each design decision has cost implications, and crucially, implications for delivery of benefits. WSP and Risk Solutions have created a whole life value tool for HS2. HS2 and their contractors are now using the tool to measure and compare the value of various options, and inform design decisions to ensure the benefits of HS2 are realised.
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Risk Solutions appointed to the Research Marketplace, Dynamic Procurement System

Risk Solutions is pleased to announce that we have, with our partners OMB research and the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations, been appointed to Crown Commercial Services' Research Marketplace.
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Regulatory Compliance Research Early Scoping

Risk Solutions has been appointed by BEIS to investigate enforcement of some regulations overseen by Regulatory Delivery.
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DRUG17 Conference Invitation

Michelle Boath has been invited to speak at DRUG17, the DrugWipe Roadside User Conference organised by Dtec International.
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Agent Based Modelling: what is the big deal about policy?

This event run by NEKS, allows you to better understand how ABMs are best used to inform policy and regulatory strategies. It is given by people who have both built and used ABMs. Jonathan Hyde from Risk Solutions presents at the event, describing how our agent based models solve real world complex problems.
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Drug driving evaluation report Publication of Drug Driving evaluation report

Our evaluation of the first year of operation of the drug driving legislation introduced in 2015 has been published by the Department for Transport.
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Training in action Towards improved policy appraisal

Risk Solutions has been appointed to provide training in Impact Assessment to policy professionals within Defra and its Arms' Length Bodies throughout 2016.
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CECAN Logo Evaluating complexity

Risk Solutions are proud to be part of the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN), a three million pound research centre that has brought together a unique coalition of experts to address some of the greatest issues in policy making and evaluation.
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The 4 Ps of poverty reduction:  POCKETS - the resources available to households; PROSPECTS - people’s life chances; PREVENTION - stopping people from falling into poverty;PLACES - where people live, their homes and communities Understanding the drivers of poverty

Risk Solutions, working with DecisionLab, are currently helping the Joseph Rowntree Foundation build a more holistic understanding of how the drivers and outcomes of poverty are connected to support their long-term strategy.
Using the technique of influence diagramming we are helping Joseph Rowntree Foundation and their advisors build a picture (literally) of the underlying drivers of poverty and their interactions.
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In House Training Courses

Our two day introductory Risk Management Training Course can be delivered in house or off site for your convenience and tailored to the needs of your team.
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