Foresight publications for the advice sector

Advice in the future: scenarios and issues for the future of the advice sector

Published: May 2007

This report provides strategic analysis specifically for the advice sector.  It outlines changes in the external environment for advice organisations and the opportunities and challenges that may arise.  It contains signposts to further information, thought provoking questions and a tool to help organisations take practical action. 

The report focuses on four key areas:  Advice in the Future thumbnail

  • The need for advice services
  • Funding of advice services 
  • How advice will be delivered 
  • The advice sector workforce 

The report also introduces possible scenarios (or visions of alternative futures) for the advice sector.

Learn more about scenario planning in our scenario planning guide Picture This.  

Download the full report (PDF, 1.2MB)

Download the summary (PDF, 1.2MB)

This publication was produced in collaboration with adviceUK and commissioned by the Performance Hub.

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Between 2008 and 2011 we will undertake up to 9 further subsectoral foresight projects with partners. If you are an umbrella body and are interested in potentially working with us in the future, please email us

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.


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