This review for the Welsh Assembly Government presents data on the volume and spend on publicly funded respite care services in Wales for both adults and children/young people, reports on consultations with carers, and makes a number of policy recommendations to the Welsh Assembly Government. The recommendations form the basis of a public consultation by […]
This research, by LE Wales and the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government. The aim of the research was to provide a more defined methodology to estimate the costs to foster parents of bringing up a fostered child to be used as a basis for setting […]
Study Analysing Possible Changes in the Minimum Rates and Structures of Excise Duties on Alcoholic Beverages
This report for EC DG Taxation and Customs Union considers the arguments and evidence, for and against changes to the existing minimum duty rates for alcoholic beverages that apply across all EU Member States. The overarching objective of the study is to examine whether the current structures of alcohol taxation and the minimum rates laid […]
This research was undertaken for the Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales (the ‘Holtham Commission’). Using the funding allocation mechanisms for health, local government and schools in England, the research shows that it is possible to replicate these funding outcomes with a high degree of accuracy by using much simpler needs-based formulae. The […]
This report for the Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales (the ‘Holtham Commission’) reviews the international literature on the use of needs based formulae for allocating public funds. The report provides a discussion of some of the key issues that are associated with constructing and using needs based distribution formulae and provides an […]
A report with accompanying baseline assessment, produced by LE Wales for the Welsh Assembly Government, which provides an analysis of local authority charging for non-residential social care services and of the policy options for introducing more consistency in such charging.
LE Wales were commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to examine the feasibility of introducing a formula-based mechanism for the distribution of Supporting People funds to local authorities. There was no presumption that such a mechanism was feasible and the intention was that any such mechanism should reflect the distribution of ‘need’ for housing-related support […]
Impact Assessment of Implementing the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
This Economic Bried reports on an econometric assessment London Economics has carried out of the likely trade impacts of adoption of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
Evaluating the Cumulative Impact of Safety, Health and Environmental Regulation on the UK Industrial Coatings, Aerosols and Speciality Chemicals Sectors
This report provides estimates of the cost of compliance with current safety, health and environmental regulations in excess of the minimum costs necessary to ensure current levels of protection, describes the perceived benefits of these regulations and sets out a number of proposals for reducing the cost of compliance with the current regulations while maintaining […]
Impact Assessment of Implementing GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) – Trade Effects
In July 2003, the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) was formally adopted by the UN ECOSOC. Its aim is to bring together the major world classification and labelling (C&L) systems of chemicals (substances and preparations/mixtures) into a single new system. This part of the impact assessment provides empirical evidence on […]