Publications in: Competition & Antitrust

Economic Impact of Robotic and Autonomous Systems – October 2021

Published: 8 October, 2021

London Economics’ Data & Technology team were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to find out where the key economic opportunities lie for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) uptake. We identify several opportunities in which RAS could provide significant economic benefits, such as crop harvesting, nuclear decommissioning & surgery. However, […]

Evaluation of the Research and Development Tax Relief for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – November 2020

Published: 17 November, 2020

The independent evaluation of the SME R&D tax relief scheme addressed the requirements of the evaluation plan set out in the European Commission (EC)’s decision letter and the common methodology designed by the EC for State Aid evaluations. More specifically, the evaluation had three main objectives: Assessing the direct impacts of the scheme, measured by […]

Use of Distributed Ledger Technologies to Verify the Provenance of Goods – October 2020

Published: 2 October, 2020

In 2018, London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to critically assess the use of distributed ledgers in sectors where they have already been trialled, developing an evidence base to help inform their use in the supply chains for different types of consumer products. The research programme comprised desk […]

AI for Services – September 2020

Published: 16 September, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other data technologies are set to impact almost every sector of the economy, bringing significant opportunities for UK businesses. Across the accountancy, insurance and legal sectors, AI and data have the potential to transform the way businesses interact with customers, deliver better and more personal products and services, and bring systemic […]

The State of Commercial Earth Observation – May 2020

Published: 12 May, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the European Space Agency to quantify the size of the Earth Observation (EO) market and NewSpace EO markets across Europe. The results of this study provides a basis for tracking industry growth and the emergence of new entrants across the value chain at a national level. The results are the […]

The Scottish Space Cluster – May 2020

Published: 20 May, 2020

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to identify the size, capabilities, strengths, opportunities, potential growth and trends of the Scottish Space industry. Overall, the size of the Scottish Space industry is estimated at £254m in 2017/18, suggesting 12% per annum growth in real terms since 2012/13. This income supports Gross Value Added of £880m and 8,000 […]

The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities – March 2020

Published: 12 March, 2020

Senior Economic Consultant, Farooq Sabri presented at “The UK Space Sector: Insights and Opportunities” held at the Silverstone Technology Cluster on 12th March 2020.   In his presentation “Growth Opportunities Across the Space Supply Chain” he highlighted key market trends for advanced manufacturing in the space sector and identified growth opportunities for UK companies. For […]

Measuring and Comparing Economic Resilience Within the UK Agri-food and Drink Industry – February 2020

Published: 18 February, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to investigate how the UK agri-food and drink industry responds across the supply chain to a broad set of economic risks and challenges. How well each sub-sector in the industry is able to respond to these challenges reflects how resilient the sub-sector is.   The […]

Evaluation of Data Pitch – January 2020

Published: 24 January, 2020

Data is an important driver of innovation and productivity. The key to a productive data ecosystem is to enable reuse of data and integration with other datasets in a data value chain, which can include open, closed, and shared datasets. This means rethinking access to data and creating opportunities for data owners to work with […]

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

Published: 27 November, 2019

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 […]