Publications in: Public Policy

Short to Medium Term Operational and Cost Pressures Affecting Social Care in Wales – March 2021

Published: 31 March, 2021

This report presents projections of net current expenditure by local authorities on social care services in Wales for the period 2018/19 to 2022/23. The projections cover social care services for different age groups (children, working age adults and older people) and consider net expenditure (i.e. excluding income from clients and other sources) for a number […]

Modelling Demand and Costs for Palliative Care Services in England – March 2021

Published: 8 March, 2021

The palliative care sector is facing rising demand for its services and there are growing concerns about the financial sustainability of the independent charitable sector. Financial pressure on the hospice sector was already increasing at the beginning of 2020, but the COVID-19 outbreak brought almost all fundraising activities to a halt, with a substantial loss […]

Use of Additional Funding for Social Care – March 2021

Published: 31 March, 2021

The Welsh Government commissioned LE Wales to assess the potential impacts of a number of policy options for the use of additional funding raised from a potential levy or alternative. The proposed options assessed by LE Wales include three options for offsetting the charges for residential and non-residential adult social care services that are paid […]

Assessing the Impact of a Flat and Variable Deposit Fee for a UK Deposit Return Scheme – January 2021

Published: 27 January, 2021

London Economics was commissioned by Alupro to undertake an evaluation of a flat versus variable rate Deposit Return Scheme. The study informs the ongoing discussions regarding the design of a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK. The full report and summary report are available on the Alupro website here.

The Cost of Lies: Assessing the Human and Financial Impact of COVID-19 Related Online Misinformation on the UK – January 2021

Published: 28 January, 2021

This study looks at the impact of online disinformation about face mask wearing, COVID and the impact on the NHS and UK economy. The work was commissioned by the SumofUs.

The Value of VAT Reliefs for the Charity Sector – December 2020

Published: 4 December, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the Charity Tax Group (CTG) to undertake research to quantify the value of existing VAT (value added tax) reliefs to charities in the UK and to model the potential impact of any changes to these reliefs. The key findings show that VAT continues to place a significant burden on UK […]

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 10 November 2020

Published: 10 November, 2020

This is a one page briefing that summarise the latest weekly data from Care Inspectorate Wales on Covid-19 and other deaths of Welsh care home residents. Previous updates and other COVID-19 publications are available here.

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 24 November 2020

Published: 24 November, 2020

This is a one page briefing that summarise the latest weekly data from Care Inspectorate Wales on Covid-19 and other deaths of Welsh care home residents. Previous updates and other COVID-19 publications are available here.

Covid-19 in Welsh Care Homes – Update 2 September 2020

Published: 2 September, 2020

This is a one page briefing that summarises the latest weekly data from Care Inspectorate Wales on Covid-19 and other deaths of Welsh care home residents. Previous updates and other COVID-19 publications are available here.  

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 […]