Publications in: Education and Labour Markets

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

Published: 7 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 […]

Assessing the Costs of Removing Undergraduate Tuition Fees Across the UK

Published: 10 May, 2024

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 […]

Forecasting the Potential Exchequer Cost of the English Higher Education Funding System

Published: 9 April, 2024

The recent reforms to student loan repayment terms implemented in response to the Augar Review are expected to result in a large decline in the net Exchequer cost of the English higher education funding system (e.g. see our analysis on behalf of the Nuffield Foundation here). However, in spite of these reforms, the Government’s costs […]

Investigating the Impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on Training Outcomes

Published: 9 April, 2024

Download this document The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect in April 2017 and it is set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s pay bill for employers with annual pay bill in excess of £3 million. Employers paying the Levy in England can spend the funds on Apprenticeship training within 24 months and are […]

How Should Undergraduate Fees Be Funded? Analysis of Policy Proposals for the Higher Education Policy Institute

Published: 11 April, 2024

As part of its new collection of essays on the funding of undergraduate degrees in the UK, we were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) to assess the implications of five different proposals for reforming the higher education funding system, including four proposals for England and one for Scotland. Specifically, in addition to […]

Reforming Student Maintenance: Assessing Options for Increasing Higher Education Maintenance Support in England

Published: 21 March, 2024

As part of a General Election policy briefing looking into the student maintenance system, London Economics were commissioned by the Sutton Trust to assess the implications of a range of different options for increasing maintenance support under the English higher education funding system. While the tuition fee system has received much political and media attention […]

The Economic Impact of the Russell Group Universities’ R&D Activities

Published: 28 February, 2024

London Economics were commissioned to assess the economic impact of research and commercialisation activities undertaken by the 24 Russell Group universities on the UK economy. Our analysis estimates that the total economic impact of the Russell Group’s core research and commercialisation activities in 2021/22 was approximately £37.6 billion. In terms of the components of this […]

Cancer Research at Glasgow: The Economic Impact of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute and the University of Glasgow’s School of Cancer Sciences

Published: 18 March, 2024

London Economics were commissioned to assess the economic impact of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute (formerly Beatson Institute) and the University of Glasgow’s School of Cancer Sciences in the United Kingdom. The total economic impact on the UK economy associated with the CRUK Scotland Institute’s and the School of Cancer Sciences’ activities in 2021-22 […]

General Election Briefings: Examination of Higher Education Fees and Funding Across the UK – February 2024

Published: 6 February, 2024

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, London Economics are undertaking a range of in-depth analyses in relation to higher education fees and funding arrangements across the four Home Nations of the UK, ahead of the next General Election. Building on more than a decade of our research on higher education funding systems across the four Home […]

The Funding Shortfall in Sixth Form Education – January 2024

Published: 26 January, 2024

Download this document London Economics were commissioned by the Sixth Form Colleges Association to analyse the funding shortfall in sixth form (16-19) education in Sixth Form Colleges, focusing on projected funding needs per learner for the 2025-26 academic year. The key findings are as follows.     Compared to current 16-19 funding in 2023-24, by […]