Tag Archives: EU

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching – May 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University and College Union
Published:20 May, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of our ongoing work with the University and College Union on university finances, London Economics commissioned YouthSight to survey undergraduate applicants to assess the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education enrolments. We asked respondents two questions about attitudes towards deferral – one relating to a ‘business as usual’ scenario […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – April 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:University and College Union
Published:23 April, 2020
Document type:LE publication

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to consider the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances. Combining the impact of the economic downturn with the expected deferral rate due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, compared to 2018-19 first year enrolments, approximately 232,000 […]

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Regulatory Cost Faced by UK Insurance Brokers – January 2020

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Client:British Insurance Brokers’ Association
Published:21 January, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics conducted for the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) in late 2019 a study on the regulatory costs faced by UK insurance brokers and key findings of the study were published on 21 January 2020 in BIBA’s 2020 Manifesto. The most striking finding of the study was that, according to insurance brokers having responded […]

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2018/2019 SME Annual Report – Research & Development and Innovation by SMEs – November 2019

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Client:EC DG EASME / EC DG GROWTH
Published:27 November, 2019
Document type:

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 2021. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Accompanying Study to the EUROPEAN SME INNOVATION ASSOCIATE – PILOT ACTION – November 2019

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Client:EC DG EASME
Published:12 November, 2019
Document type:Report

The study undertaken by a consortium comprising CARSA, Ramboll, LE Europe, DIW Econ and Ecorys evaluates the functioning and impact of the pilot of the European SME Innovation Associate program. LE Europe estimated the scale of the program that would be required to address the skills gap currently faced by EU SMEs undertaking innovation activities […]

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Behavioural Study on the Digitalisation of the Marketing and Distance Selling of Retail Financial Services – April 2019

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published:10 April, 2019
Document type:Report

The study looked into the impacts on consumers of practices used by providers of retail financial services when marketing and selling their products online. Moreover, it suggested ways to improve how consumers are informed when looking to obtain financial products, such as consumer credit or bank accounts, on the internet. Some of the main findings: […]

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The UK Tax Revenues from International Graduates – March 2019

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published:21 March, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake a detailed analysis of taxation receipts accrued by the United Kingdom Exchequer associated with international graduates in the UK labour market post graduation. The analysis focuses on the expected income tax, National Insurance and VAT contributions generated by the 235,325 international students commencing their studies in […]

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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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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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Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy – October 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published:23 October, 2018
Document type:Report

The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant insights on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy. The study involved several research tasks including a literature review across all EU countries as well as third countries, stakeholder interviews, consumer focus groups in 4 EU countries, an online consumer survey in 12 EU countries and an […]

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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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Single Digital Gateway: How EU Could Meet Expectations of Citizens and Businesses? – March 2018

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Commission
Published:27 March, 2018
Document type:Briefing

A briefing by Dr Charlotte Duke for the European Commission on behalf of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the European Commission’s proposed regulation for a Single Digital Gateway.

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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

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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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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:N/A
Published:13 December, 2017
Document type:LE publication

London Economics’ modelling estimates that the recent decision of the government to raise the repayment threshold on student loan repayments to £25,000, alongside an increase in the interest rate thresholds will cost approximately £2.85 billion a cohort. Breaking down this estimate, the additional Exchequer expenditure includes £1.09 billion in costs associated with the lower level […]

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Wall Street Journal Reference to London Economics Study on Impact of Single Market – December 2017

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Client:N/A
Published:14 December, 2017
Document type:Note

An article published on December 13, 2017 in the WSJ on recent developments in the EU internal market (https://www.wsj.com/articles/from-german-faucets-to-italian-chocolate-trade-barriers-are-rising-again-in-europe-1513185466) cites the London Economics study The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States undertaken for  AMCHAM EU (http://www.amchameu.eu/sites/default/files/publications/files/amcham_eu_single_market_web.pdf).

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The EU Single Market: Impact on Member States – December 2017

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Client:American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU)
Published:14 December, 2017
Document type:Report

This study provides up-to-date quantitative assessments of the impact of the Single Market on five broad economic indicators (GDP , household consumption, business investment, employment, and productivity) in each of the Member States, and estimates the impact it could have in future, if integration was deepened by each Member State. The findings highlight that that […]

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The Economic Impact of Russell Group Universities – November 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Russell Group
Published:02 November, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Russell Group to undertake an analysis of the economic contribution of their 24 members universities to the UK economy in 2015-16. The analysis estimated the impact associated with Teaching and Learning activity (here), world-class research (here), educational exports (here) and the direct, indirect and induced impact associated with the […]

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Study on Consumers’ Decision-making in Insurance Services: A Behavioural Economics Perspective – November 2017

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published:7 November, 2017
Document type:

This study focused on consumers’ decision-making in the non-life insurance market when purchasing domestically and cross-border. It tested ways to help consumers make better decisions using a behavioural experiment, collected complementary data on the supply side of the market, and examined potential savings consumers could make.

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Reforming Student Finance to Increase Fairness and Widen Access – November 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:The Sutton Trust
Published:16 November, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the Sutton Trust to analyse the cost to graduates, higher education institutions and the Exchequer associated with a range of student support scenarios, including combinations of: means-tested tuition fees based on household income; the re-introduction of maintenance grants to 2015/16 levels before their abolition; and changes to the interest rates […]

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Annual Report on European SMEs 2016/17 – Focus on Self-employment and Companion Working Paper – November 2017

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Client:EC DG Growth
Published: November, 2017
Document type:Report

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis, 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 2018. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included. The […]

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The Determinants of International Demand for UK Higher Education – January 2017

Sector:Education and Labour Markets.
Client:HEPI/KAPLAN
Published:12 January, 2017
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Pathways to undertake an analysis of the international determinants of UK higher education enrolments. The analysis illustrates the impact of macroeconomic factors (such as a currency depreciation or overseas economic growth), institutional factors (such as UK and US fee levels) and policy […]

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The Use of Behavioural Insights in Consumer Policy – January 2017

Sector:Behavioural Economics.
Client:OECD
Published:25 January, 2017
Document type:Report

The OECD has published its report on the use of Behavioural Economics in Consumer Policy. The report is informed by discussion at the OECD’s Behavioural Economics Roundtable, at which LE’s Dr Charlotte Duke was an invited speaker on her experience in using behavioural economics to test and design consumer policy.

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Consumer Vulnerability Across Key Markets in the EU: Animated Infographic – November 2016

Sector:
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published:21 November, 2016
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of London Economics’ study into consumer vulnerability across the EU for DG Justice and Consumers, the European Commission has released an animated infographic which presents the key findings of the study, including the varying impact of vulnerability drivers across key markets.

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Impact of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) on the Access to Finance for Business and Long-term Investments – November 2016

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Client:EC DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
Published:23 November, 2016
Document type:Report

The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) considerably strengthens the quantity and quality of the minimum capital that banks in Europe are required to hold. This study assesses whether increased minimum capital requirements, through observed changes in banks’ regulatory capital ratios, impact bank lending using data on a broad sample of banks in Europe, including for the […]

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