Publications in: Public Policy

LE Europe HE Fees and Funding Options in Ireland

Published: 4 May, 2022

London Economics’ sister company, LE Europe, as part of the AARC Consortium (incorporating AARC, LE Europe and Indecon) were commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) to provide an analysis of the sustainability of higher education (HE) and further education and training (FET) in Ireland. The project’s general objective was […]

Economic and Distributional Impacts of the Proposed New Enveloped Property Transactions Tax – February 2022

Published: February, 2022

This report responds to a request from the Government of Jersey’s Economics Unit to provide an assessment of the economic and distributional impacts of the proposed changes set out in the Draft Taxation (Enveloped Property Transactions) (Jersey) Law. The proposed changes analysed in the report are the introduction of a new Enveloped Property Transaction Tax […]

The Costs and Benefits of International Higher Education Students to the UK Economy – September 2021

Published: 09 September, 2021

With 496,000 international students studying for qualifications at higher education institutions across the United Kingdom – equivalent to 20% of all HE students – international students contribute significantly to the economic and social prosperity of the United Kingdom, both in the short term during their studies as well as in the medium to longer term […]

HE Funding Threshold Changes – September 2021

Published: 26 September, 2021

In light of the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review, London Economics undertook some modelling of higher education fees and funding arrangements. Based on the current system of repayments facing the 2020-21 cohort of undergraduates, we were modelled the resource impact on the Exchequer of a change in the repayment threshold for graduates to £23,000. The analysis […]

The Costs and Benefits of Introducing the Autism Code of Practice – July 2021

Published: 16 July, 2021

The Welsh Government commissioned LE Wales to assess the costs and benefits of introducing a Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services compared with the current situation (“business as usual”) and with the introduction of primary legislation. The research was undertaken between December 2020 and March 2021.

The Economic Cost of Providing Potential Refunds to Students During the Covid 19 Pandemic – June 2021

Published: 1 June, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the LSE and University of Sheffield Students’ Unions to undertake a piece of analysis on higher education fees and funding. Underpinned by the significant financial constraints facing higher education institutions as a result of the pandemic, we were tasked with analysing a range of alternative approaches to provide domestic students […]

The Cost of Amending Repayment Thresholds Alongside Changes in Interest Rate and Loan Repayment Period – June 2021

Published: 10 June, 2021

London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute to undertake some modelling of higher education fees and funding arrangements. Based on the current system of repayments facing the 2020-21 cohort of undergraduates, we were asked to model the resource impact on the Exchequer of the removal of real interest rates, the possible extension […]

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 […]

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 […]