London Economics Publications relating to COVID-19

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted the world’s economy in many different ways, in part due to lock-down measures put in place by governments across the globe. Since the start of the pandemic, London Economics has been commissioned to investigate just how far-reaching these impacts may be, and what further effects they may have as the world moves to the next phases of its response to the virus.

 

Below is a summary of the reports LE has published on the impacts of the Corona virus:

 

Education

Impact of COVID-19 on University Finances

LE published its report on the impact of the Corona virus on UK university finances in April, to widespread media coverage. Amongst other findings, the report for the University and Colleges Union estimated that losses to university finances could range from £20 million per institution up to £100 million for those worst hit.

Following its publication, in May LE also presented a summary of the analysis to WONKHE.

 

Impact of COVID-19 on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching

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.

 

Social Care

London Economics, via our LE Wales office, has also been investigating and summarising the weekly data published in relation to the impact of COVID-19 in Welsh care homes. Below are the links to the most recent updates:

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 26 May 2020

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 02 June 2020

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 9 June 2020

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 16 June 2020

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 23 June 2020

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 30 June 2020

The COVID-19 Long term Care Situation in Wales

Our report, available through the Long Term Care Policy Network’s COVID-19 page here, uses available evidence from the Office for National Statistics and Care Inspectorate Wales to document the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care recipients in Wales.