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Staying on Course: The Vital Role of GPS Backup Systems

Incidents of GPS disruption lasting 24 hours or more at Dallas Fort Worth and Denver International Airport in 2022 caused no observable impact but provoked discourse – alternative methods of navigation are a necessity where essential procedures rely on GPS. Backup systems at both airports salvaged operations and maintained service in the absence of the […]

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The Value of Banking Hubs for Consumers and SMEs – June 2024

London Economics were commissioned by Post Office to undertake an analysis of Banking Hubs. Banking Hubs, which are operated by Post Office in partnership with Cash Access UK, were introduced to protect access to cash and banking in the UK in the context of bank branch and ATM closures. These estimates reflect the value to […]

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Deposit Return Schemes for Homo-economicus | Behavioural Economics in Focus Issue 5

Deposit Return Schemes for homo-economicus The European Parliament in April this year adopted new measures to make packaging more sustainable and reduce packaging waste in the EU.[i] As part of these new rules, by 2029 Member States are required to introduce deposit return systems for plastic and metal beverage containers. The UK Government, Welsh Government, […]

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Assessing the Costs of Removing Undergraduate Tuition Fees Across the UK

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to assess the impact on the Exchequer, students/graduates, and higher education institutions of introducing free tuition fees for undergraduate students across the UK. This involves the removal of fees for all UK domiciled students studying anywhere in the UK, and a corresponding increase in public […]

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The Exchequer Benefits and Costs Associated with the Graduate Route Visa – May 2024

In the context of the ongoing rapid review of the Graduate Route visa by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), due to report its findings by 14th May 2024, and the significant political debate on restrictions on the number of international students and graduates (and their dependants) in the UK, London Economics was commissioned by the […]

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