Professor Mark Hart of Aston Business School was subsequently commissioned to provide an independent assessment of the report produced, along with some further analyses. This report can be found below:
The SFA linkage report published in December 2012 was originally intended to cover the Invest NI 2008 – 2011 corporate period. However, business survey data for 2010/11 had not been available in time for inclusion in the original research and published report. With the subsequent availability of 2010/11 business survey data, the June 2013 update report includes that data to complete the data linkage exercise and can be found below.