Tag Archives: 2018

Impact of the ONS Review on the Deficit – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published:10 December, 2018
Document type:Report

On 17th December 2018, the Office for National Statistics is expected to publish its recommendation on its review of the National Accounting treatment of student loans. This guidance will have significant consequences for the possible recommendations of the Augar Review, as well as the ability of the Government to implement any of those recommendations. Given […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published:10 December, 2018
Document type:Report

Following publication in the Telegraph of some possibilities emerging from the Augar review, London Economics have estimated the economic cost associated with reducing annual tuition fees to £6,500 (with no additional Teaching grant); removing real interest rates; and reducing the repayment threshold to £21,000. The result is a £2.8 billion reduction in funding (per cohort) […]

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2017/2018 SME Annual Report – SME Growing Beyond Borders – November 2018

Sector:
Client:EC DG Growth
Published:26 November, 2018
Document type:Report

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2020. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Understanding the Limitations of Graduate Outcome Measures in Higher Education – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:GuildHE
Published:8 October, 2018
Document type:Report

The structure and level of higher education student support funding continue to be key policy questions for the UK Government. Perceived as financially unstable, the current arrangements have recently been the subject of numerous Parliamentary reports on higher education fees and funding. In parallel to these reviews of the current structure of student support arrangements, […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2016-17

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Cardiff University
Published:16 October, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commission by Cardiff University to estimate their economic and social impact in 2016-17 following two previous pieces of research relating to 2012-13 and 2014-15. Teaching more than 16,315 first-year students in 2016-17, and employing 5,875 full-time equivalent staff, the total economic impact associated with Cardiff University’s activities across the UK was estimated […]

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Estimating the Returns to Part-time Undergraduate Degrees – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Open University
Published:10 September, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by The Open University to undertake an analysis of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with undergraduate degrees undertaken on a part-time basis. The key findings indicated that The net graduate premium achieved by a representative English-domiciled student in the 2015-16 cohort completing a part-time undergraduate degree at […]

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Estimating the Economic Impact of FDI to Support DIT’s Promotion Strategy: Analytical Report – August 2018

Sector:Finance.
Client:Department for International Trade
Published:06 August, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to estimate the economic impacts of FDI on the UK economy. The results will be used by the DIT to support their value-based investment promotion strategy. The analysis was undertaken in partnership with the DIT and academics at the University of Nottingham. It explored […]

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The Economic Impact of Group of Eight Universities (Australia)

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Group of Eight (Australia)
Published:15 August, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Group of Eight universities in Australia to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their members universities to the Australian economy. The analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – July 2018

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Wonkhe
Published:03 July, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics recently presented an analysis of the current higher education fees and funding arrangements – and possible alternatives – at the Wonkhe conference “Proceed with Caution”. The full presentation is available here.

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Value of Satellite-derived Earth Observation Capabilities to the UK Government Today and by 2020 – July 2018

Sector:Space.
Client:Innovate UK
Published:26 July, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Innovate UK to evidence the current and near-term potential value of satellite-derived Earth Observation (EO) capabilities to the UK government for civil and domestic purposes. The subsequent value to industry as a supplier of EO data and applications to UK government is also investigated. Using a combination of desk-based research […]

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Settling the Counterfactual Debate: Is There a Preferable Counterfactual when Estimating the Returns to Vocational Qualifications? – April 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:Centre for Vocational Education Research
Published:11 April, 2018
Document type:Report

Using information from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data set, it is now possible to compare the characteristics and estimates for learners with different qualifications encompassing both types of counterfactuals used in the extant literature: learners in possession of qualifications at the ‘level-below’ and learners enrolling in similar vocational qualifications but failing to achieve (‘non-achievers’). […]

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The Costs of Amending Student Support Arrangements – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published:13 February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have modelled the costs to the Exchequer associated with a reduction in tuition fees to £6,000 and the re-introduction of maintenance grants. The analysis demonstrates that the cost of cutting fees stands at £1.169 billion per cohort, while maintenance grants cost £360 million. Importantly, despite […]

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Review of International Best Practice in the Production of Productivity Statistics – February 2018

Sector:
Client:Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Published:7 February, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics and DIW Econ were commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to examine the productivity measures that are published by other national and international statistical organisations (NISOs) around the world and includes information on the range, timeliness, detail and frequency of the productivity data they produce. The report summarises the productivity publications […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – February 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:London Economics’ Publication
Published:19 February, 2018
Document type:LE publication

With the potential review of higher education approaching, London Economics have undertaken further modelling of the costs to the Exchequer associated with amending the interest charged on student loans, as well as the abolition of tuition fees. The analysis demonstrates that charging a 0% real rate of interest during study would cost the Exchequer £230 million per […]

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The Costs and Benefits of International Students by Parliamentary Constituency – January 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published:11 January, 2018
Document type:Report

Given the continuing political debate about the inclusion of international students in UK migration targets, and the limited number of analyses of their net economic impact to date, London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of both the benefits and costs to […]

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Statistical Background Information for the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – January 2018

Sector:
Client:Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Published:25 January, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the Independent Review of the Funding of Debt Advice in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to provide an extensive statistical background document describing development of household debt at both a macro and micro level, the problems that high debt levels cause for individuals and households, the supply of debt […]

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