Publications

Understanding the Economic Impact of Skills Gaps – February 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Pearson
Published:February, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Pearson to investigate the impact of skills gaps on the performance of UK businesses using data from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (ESS).   A skills gap exists when an employee is deemed to be not fully proficient by their employer. Using information from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (covering […]

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LEO Satcoms in the NewSpace Era: Key to the Mass Market or Empty Promise?

Sector:Space
Client:N/A
Published:February, 2020
Document type:Report

Satellites have long occupied a small niche within the telecommunications ecosystem, but this could change with the arrival of High-Throughput Satellites and mass constellation LEO. Disruptive NewSpace operators pin their hopes on providing mass market broadband to the ‘unconnected’ world, but questions remain over the size of these markets, the cost of user technologies, and […]

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The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK

Sector:Public Policy
Client:N/A
Published:January, 2020
Document type:

London Economics was pleased to support Plan International in the State of Girls Rights in the UK 2019 – 2020. LE’s role was to update and the expand the local authority index which ranks local authorities in terms of the best and worst place to be a girl. You can download the report here.   […]

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Exploring Trends in Apprenticeship Training Around the Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy: Emerging Evidence Using a Matched Apprentice-Employer Dataset – January 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Department for Education
Published:January, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of the Centre for Vocational Education Research, London Economics and the University of Sheffield undertook an in-depth analysis of the available evidence on the composition and distribution of apprenticeship training undertaken in England in recent years (before and after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy). To achieve this, we developed a matched apprentice-employer […]

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Regulatory Cost Faced by UK Insurance Brokers – January 2020

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:British Insurance Brokers’ Association
Published: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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NewSpace: Bringing the New Frontier Closer to Home

Sector:Space
Client:Lloyd’s
Published:December, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by Lloyd’s to provide an overview of current and future developments in the space sector. The report provides comprehensive analysis of the upstream sector so that risk managers in companies that are or will be involved in the industry, and all Lloyd’s market stakeholders, can begin to understand the potential impacts […]

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

Sector:Space
Client:EC DG EASME / EC DG GROWTH
Published: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

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:EC DG EASME
Published: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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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Birmingham on the City of Guangzhou

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:University of Birmingham
Published:October, 2019
Document type:Report

The University of Birmingham has a long-standing history of cooperation with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, covering research, education, public health, and capacity building programmes. London Economics were commissioned to estimate the economic impact on the Chinese economy generated by the University of Birmingham’s collaborative activities in Guangzhou in these areas. Our analysis of this […]

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