Tag Archives: stakeholder surveys and consultations

Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of GDPR – October 2017

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Client:N/A
Published: 30 October, 2017
Document type:Report

This study examines the potential economic impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to the ambiguities created by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance on consent. Two elements of the guidance are analysed in detail: the prohibition of any form of opt-out consent and the requirement to name all third-parties that will […]

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Nanosatellite Telecommunications: A Market and System Study for Machine-to-Machine Applications

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: September, 2017
Document type:Report

The emergence of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications to enable monitoring and control of remote assets has created a demand for low-cost satellite communications to provide global connectivity. Markets such as maritime, energy, logistics, transport and healthcare could considerably benefit from M2M applications. However, as this is an emerging domain, market demand […]

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Research and Analysis to Quantify the Benefits Arising from Personal Data Rights Under the GDPR – August 2017

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Published: 07 August, 2017
Document type:Report

The act of disclosing personal data typically takes place in an environment of incomplete and asymmetric information. This explains the crucial role of consumer confidence in enabling transactions that involve the disclosure of personal data. LE’s study for DCMS investigates the benefits of new individual rights introduced by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

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The Economic Impact on the UK of a Disruption to GNSS

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:Innovate UK, UK Space Agency, Royal Institute of Navigation
Published: June, 2017
Document type:Report

GNSS provide signals from satellites orbiting in space to give us accurate information on positioning, navigation and timing. These systems have a large range of uses but, until now, the economic benefits have not always been well understood. This study aims to provide an answer in terms of estimated economic impact of a five day […]

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Facilitating Cross Border Data Flow in the Digital Single Market – January 2017

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG Connect
Published: 10 January, 2017
Document type:Report

Unnecessary requirements to maintain control over the location where data and documents physically reside are an obstacle to the free flow of data within the Single Market. LE investigated the restrictions to the free flow of data across borders within the European Union, concentrating on 8 member states. The study found that legal restrictions of […]

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Development of the Scottish Space Industry – December 2016

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:Scottish Enterprise
Published: 1 December, 2016
Document type:

Scottish Enterprise commissioned London Economics to support their work to develop the Scottish space industry. The objective of the study was to answer two key questions: Where is the Scottish space economy at present: in an absolute sense; and in comparison with the UK and global space economy? Where could, and should, the Scottish space […]

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The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: December, 2016
Document type:Report

Every two years, the UK Space Agency studies all organisations in the UK who supply and/or make use of space or satellite services – from upstream manufacturing right through to downstream satellite-enabled applications, including both commercial and non-commercial activities. The series of studies, titled the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry, represents the […]

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Impact of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) on the Access to Finance for Business and Long-term Investments – November 2016

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Client:EC DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
Published: 23 November, 2016
Document type:Report

The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) considerably strengthens the quantity and quality of the minimum capital that banks in Europe are required to hold. This study assesses whether increased minimum capital requirements, through observed changes in banks’ regulatory capital ratios, impact bank lending using data on a broad sample of banks in Europe, including for the […]

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IPID Consumer Testing and Design Work – August 2016

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Client:European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Published: 01 August, 2016
Document type:Report

EIOPA commissioned a consortium consisting of LE Europe, Ipsos MORI and Academy Design Partners to undertake consumer testing on the design of a standardised presentation format of an Insurance Product Information Document (IPID). The findings of the consumer testing, as presented in this report, were intended to assist EIOPA to reach a view on the […]

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Return from Public Space Investments: An Initial Analysis of Evidence – November 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 12 November, 2015
Document type:Report

To support the ongoing development of an evidence-based framework for evaluation and appraisal of their funding and activities, the UK Space Agency commissioned London Economics to conduct an assessment of the evidence on the returns to public investments in the space sector. This report presents the findings of this exercise. Note: Some confidential information obtained […]

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AmCham EU Agenda for Action Scorecard 2015 – November 2015

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU)
Published: 17 November, 2015
Document type:

LE updated the KPIs for the AmCham EU ‘Agenda for Action Scorecard 2015’. The scorecard uses Agenda for Action’s five key policy action areas (skills, single market, industrial leadership, entrepreneurship & internationalisation) to measure Europe’s performance over time. The performance of each action area is measured by five indicators, both quantitative and qualitative. For each […]

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Evaluation of the Impact and Cost-effectiveness of UKTI’s Support for Events – November 2015

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: 03 November, 2015
Document type:Report

UKTI’s Events programme consists of wide range of support activities, including lectures and workshops on specific industries/markets, overseas market visits, meetings and networking opportunities with business delegations, etc. The project assessed the net financial benefit of the programme, wider qualitative benefits accruing to participating businesses, and participants’ willingness to pay for attending events. The evidence […]

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An Assessment of Open to Export – November 2015

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Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: 03 November, 2015
Document type:Report

LE evaluated the impact of Open to Export, a website supported by UK Trade & Investment that functions as an electronic intermediary, connecting businesses with other businesses, organisations and official sources of information and assistance, including UK Trade & Investment. The study collected information through interviews with six selected “service providers” and a structured telephone […]

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Satellite Technologies in UK Agriculture – November 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: November, 2015
Document type:Report

A Pathfinder study funded under the National Space Technology Programme (NSTP) The need for sustainable, efficient and cost-effective methods of farming has never been more pressing. As the global population continues to rise, the challenge to meet global food demands in a sustainable manner is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, farmers are being […]

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Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2014: Media Summary – August 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:XPRIZE Foundation
Published: August, 2015
Document type:Report

This follow‐on study completed by London Economics on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation builds on the insights developed through the Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2013, digging deeper into the consolidated quantitative market demand and opportunity valuations, providing an updated, improved and more in‐depth analysis of the market opportunities addressable by teams competing in the […]

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The Case for Space 2015 – July 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:Innovate UK, the Satellite Applications Catapult, UKspace trade association and the UK Space Agency
Published: 14 July, 2015
Document type:Report

The UK space industry’s annual value grew to £11.8 billion in 2012-13, having grown at an average compound rate of 8.6% year-on-year since 2008-09, with a productivity some 3 times the UK average, according to The Case for Space 2015 report produced by London Economics and launched 14th July at the UK Space Conference. The […]

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Survey of UK Farmers on Their Use of Satellite-enabled Agri-tech – June 2015

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 10 June, 2015
Document type:Survey

London Economics, in collaboration with the Satellite Applications Catapult, has launched a survey of UK farmers on their use of certain types of technology on their farms, specifically satellite-enabled technologies. This survey will inform ongoing research that seeks to identify ways to facilitate the adoption of these technologies which can make farming more efficient, improve crop yield, and reduce […]

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Assessing the Impact of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) on the Access to Finance for Business and Long-term Investments – June 2015

Sector:
Client:EC DG for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA)
Published: June, 2015
Document type:Note

LE Europe has been appointed by the European Commission to assess the impact of the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) on the access to finance for business and long-term investments, including infrastructure projects. On the impact of the CRR on infrastructure financing particularly, Graham Bishop, a consultant on EU financial matters, will advise on the importance […]

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Economic Analysis of Business Models for Open Access Monographs – January 2015

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Higher Education Funding Council for England, HEFCE
Published: 22 January, 2015
Document type:Report

The report looks at existing and emerging business models for open-access publishing of scholarly monographs (including scholarly editions, edited volumes and catalogues). A typology of business models is developed based on institutional setup, incentives for the participating parties and revenue sources. The analysis is informed by theoretical considerations and interviews with publishers and academics in […]

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Consumer Protection Aspects of Financial Services – October 2014

Sector:
Client:European Parliament
Published: 07 October, 2014
Document type:Presentation

The presentation provides a high level summary of the key findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study published by the European Parliament in February 2014.

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The Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2014 – October 2014

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:UK Space Agency
Published: 09 October, 2014
Document type:Report

Since 1992, the UK Space Agency has been periodically surveying the UK space sector, and places a great deal of emphasis on the results of this study as a measure of industry performance. The UK Space Agency contracted London Economics to conduct the 2014 edition, covering the years 2011/12 and 2012/13. The objectives of the […]

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Metrics and Models Used to Assess Company and Investment Performance – October 2014

Sector:Finance.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published: 27 October, 2014
Document type:

The Kay Review found that the growth of intermediation and principal-agent relationships in the investment chain have led to an increased reliance on metrics and models to measure performance of companies and investment portfolios. Professor Kay argued that these measurements may be inherently unsuitable for investors with long-term investment horizons, and suggested that the presence […]

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Scaling Up Solutions to Social Care – October 2014

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Client:Big Society Capital
Published: 30 October, 2014
Document type:

The UK is facing a funding crisis in social care for older people. Demographic changes mean that between 2010 and 2022 the population of people aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 27% and the number of people aged 85 and over is projected to grow by 44%. Research suggests that, just to […]

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Projects Fit for Purpose: Delivering More with Less in the Public Sector – September 2014

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Project Management Institute
Published: 08 September, 2014
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to conduct an exploratory study of success factors in public sector project and programme management in the United Kingdom. The study forms part of PMI’s ongoing effort to understand what works in project management globally and to make these insights available to policymakers, project managers […]

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Study on the Functioning of the Consumer Credit Market in the EU

Sector:
Client:EC DG Health and Consumers
Published: 12 June, 2014
Document type:Report

Presentation to Eurofinas, Brussels, June 12th, 2014.

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Direct and Indirect Regulatory Costs Faced by UK Insurance Brokers – May 2014

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Client:British Insurance Brokers’ Association
Published: May, 2014
Document type:Report

The study for the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) quantifies direct regulatory costs faced by insurance brokers in 23 different jurisdictions and shows that such costs are the highest the UK and that regulatory fees and levies in the UK are more than five times those in New York, Japan, France and Germany. The research […]

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Study on the Functioning of the Consumer Credit Markets in the European Union – May 2014

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Client:EC DG Health and Consumers
Published: 20 May, 2014
Document type:Report

The study assesses the degree to which Consumer Credit Directive (CCD) fulfilled its principal objectives, namely: a) fostering an internal credit market in the EU, with a positive impact, in particular on cross­border competition; and, b) providing a high level of protection of consumers regarding consumer credits. The study focuses on the impact of the […]

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2014 Survey of the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry – April 2014

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:N/A
Published: 23 April, 2014
Document type:

London Economics have been selected to undertake the 2014 study of the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry on behalf of the UK Space Agency. An introductory letter from the Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency is available via the link above. All organisations active in the UK who supply, or make […]

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Consumer Protection Aspects of Financial Services

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Client:European Parliament
Published: 10 February, 2014
Document type:Report

The financial crisis of 2007/2008 has clearly shown that inadequate consumer protection, especially in the US mortgage market, was a major contributor to financial instability. Moreover, many holders of sub-prime mortgages suffered considerable harm as a result of mis-selling or inappropriate selling. However, the USA is not the only country where weak consumer protection resulted […]

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New Specialist Sources of Capital for the Social Investment Market – April 2014

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Client:Social Investment Research Council
Published: 14 February, 2014
Document type:Report

This study, conducted jointly with The Social Investment Consultancy, examines potential sources of capital for the social investment market among eight previously under-researched institutional investor groups. It identifies two sets of opportunities for the UK’s growing investment market: –  risk finance capital to support UK social sector organisations, estimated at circa £500m; and –  a […]

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Impacts of Second Level Domain Registration (SLDR) in the .uk Domain Space

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Nominet
Published: November, 2013
Document type:Report

London Economics advised Nominet, the UK domain name registry, on the potential direct and indirect impacts of introducing of second-level (“.uk”) domain name registration in the UK. We advised Nominet on impacts as the form of their proposal changed in response to inputs from stakeholders. We used existing data and evidence sources to qualitatively describe […]

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Google Lunar XPRIZE Market Study 2013: Media Summary

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:XPRIZE Foundation
Published: October, 2013
Document type:Report

A recent Market Study completed by London Economics on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation estimates the value of the overall commercial market opportunities addressable by Google Lunar XPRIZE teams to be between US$1.1-2.7 billion in the 10 years directly following the competition (and US$ 3.1-9.7 billion over the 25 year longer term) in a newly […]

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Study on the Impact of Directive 2007/64/EC on Payment Services in the Internal Market and on the Application of Regulation (EC) No. 924/2009 on Cross-border Payments in the Community

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2013
Document type:Report

The study, undertaken with iff and PaySys, examines the effects of Directive 2007/64/EC on payment services in the internal market (PSD) and Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 on fees and charges for cross-border payments (Regulation 924) and identifies a number of potential amendments to current version of the PSD.  The report is based on four different […]

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Evaluation of the Impact and Cost Effectiveness of UKTI’s Regional Network Support

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: October, 2012
Document type:Report

The study examined the impact and efficiency of the delivery of the services provided by UKTI’s regional network. The export support activities of UKTI’s regional teams are delivered by International Trade Advisers (ITAs) under contract, with different set ups being used across the nine English regions. The study explores the drivers of ITAs’ performance by […]

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Socio-economic Impacts – Evaluation of Norwegian Space Programs (with PwC)

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)
Published: 5 July, 2012
Document type:Report

An independent socio-economic impact assessment of Norway’s participation in the European Space Agency (ESA) and National Support Funds. Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) was employed based on EC impact assessment guidelines, established economic principles and international best practice (e.g. UK government HM Treasury’s Green Book). Quantified additive benefits comprise wages/salaries (income tax, value added tax, retailer sales […]

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Evaluation of the Fiscal Stimulus Initiative

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: March, 2012
Document type:Report

UKTI’s Fiscal Stimulus Initiative was a programme aimed at facilitating access to opportunities created by fiscal stimulus measures around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The project evaluated the performance of the programme and the effectiveness of the chosen implementation through consultations with UKTI specialists in the UK and […]

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Debt Advice in the UK

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: February, 2012
Document type:Report

This study describes the current debt landscape in the UK and highlights information gaps for further exploration. It consists of a comprehensive review of existing debt advice literature and research materials, supplemented by consultation with a wide range of stakeholders.

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Basic Banking Services

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: January, 2012
Document type:Presentation

Presentation to the European Parliament by London Economics  

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The Impact of Competition Interventions on Compliance and Deterrence

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Office of Fair Trading
Published: December, 2011
Document type:Report

The research, which consisted of a survey of more than 500 large companies and 300 SMEs, as well as a small survey of specialist competition advisers in legal firms, estimates that for each abuse of dominance case, 12 potential infringements are deterred; for each cartel case, 28 potential infringements are deterred and for each commercial […]

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Basic Banking Services

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2011
Document type:Report

This briefing paper examines the current state of play in the access to basic banking services, as well as the expected benefits of providing such access for citizens as well as for cross-border trade, in particular e-commerce. It also identifies the banking services that would ideally be covered by any initiative and the main hurdles […]

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Estimating the Value of Lost Load (VoLL)

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

This report for Ofgem estimates the Value of Lost Load (VoLL) for domestic and SME, industrial and commercial (I&C), and electricity producing gas consumers. VoLL represents the value that gas users attribute to security of gas supply and the estimates could be used to provide a price signal about the adequate level of security of […]

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Impacts of DLA on Working Age People in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The UK Government is currently in the process of introducing reforms to Disability Living Allowance (DLA). DLA will be replaced by a similar benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). This study for the Welsh Government aims to assess the potential impacts of the change as they relate to working age adults in Wales. It first […]

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Economic Benefits of an Internet Domain for Wales

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Nominet
Published: November, 2011
Document type:Report

The report forms part of a 2-part study focused on the potential economic benefits that would arise from the introduction of sub-national, geographically specific top-level domains (“geo-TLDs”) in London and Wales. The study explores the transmission channels for possible economic costs and benefits based on a review of current research, a consultation with industry associations, […]

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Evaluation of Commercial Services Provided by UKTI Overseas Posts

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Hong Kong Communications Authority
Published: October, 2011
Document type:Report

The study investigates 1) the scope for increased cost recovery from the services in support of UK-based exporters offered by UKTI’s overseas posts and 2) the structure of the market for these services, including the existence of synergies between UKTI’s overseas posts and other providers of services to UK exporters, such as consultants, business associations, […]

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Consumer Behaviour in a Digital Environment

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: August, 2011
Document type:Report

In a study for the European Parliament, London Economics has analysed the extent to which digital opportunities impact on consumer behaviour and the interaction between consumers and businesses. At issue is how consumers benefit from the digital environment and whether and how they change their purchasing strategies. E-developments and firm behaviour that impact on consumer […]

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Study on Consumers’ Postal Practices and Socio-economic Needs in Terms of the Quality and Provision of the Priority Postal Service

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Report

The study focuses on the postal practices and needs of households and businesses, especially SMEs. The first part of the study examines the extent to which the postal service is important to users, the users’ knowledge of postal products, their current postal practices, their sensitivity to the time it takes for a postal product to […]

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Quality of Services and Consumers’ Needs: Recent Evidence from France

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Presentation

19th CPDE, CRRI, Jersey, June 2011.

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Study on the Costs and Benefits of Different Policy Options for Mortgage Credit

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

The costs and benefits of potential changes in the following four mortgage policy areas are considered in the study, which was published by the European Commission on 31 March 2011: pre-contractual information, the definition of the annual percentage rate of charge, early repayment and responsible lending and borrowing. The approach to assessing the costs and […]

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Review of Respite Care in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

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 […]

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Competition-promoting Consumer Behaviour

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2011
Document type:Report

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) has published two reports analysing the interactions between consumer behaviour and competition in retail markets; one of which was written by London Economics. The study undertaken by London Economics analyses consumer behaviour during the purchasing processes and is based on a survey of 6,000 Danish consumers. The study […]

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Measuring Consumer Detriment from Postal Quality-Price Misperceptions in France

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: February, 2011
Document type:Presentation

CCRP workshop, Aston University, Birmingham, February 2011.

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The Functioning of Retail Electricity Markets in the European Union

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG SANCO
Published: November, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics, in cooperation with Ipsos, IBF Consulting and CRIOC, were commissioned by the EC DG Health and Consumers (SANCO) to examine the functioning of retail electricity markets in the European Union. Based on consumer surveys, stakeholder surveys and mystery shopping exercises carried out in the 27 Member States, the study shows that, although consumers […]

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Fostering Allowances and a Fees Framework for Foster Carers in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Report

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 […]

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Understanding the Impact of MiFID in the Context of National and Global Regulatory Innovations

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Report

Since its EU-wide implementation in November 2007, MiFID has significantly modified the environment and structure of secondary market equity trading in Europe. For this research, London Economics conducted empirical analysis and stakeholder interviews to clarify whether as a result of MiFID: the expected benefits on the integration of EU financial markets have materialised; whether national […]

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Evaluation of UK Trade & Investment’s Global Entrepreneur Programme

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: July, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by UKT Trade & Investment to evaluate its Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP). The GEP is underpinned by the view that entrepreneurs look beyond national borders for the most attractive sources of capital, talent, guidance and access to markets. The key objectives of the programme include attracting entrepreneur led, early stage high […]

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Study on the Economic Benefits of Privacy-enhancing Technologies (PETs)

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:EC DG Freedom, Security and Justice
Published: July, 2010
Document type:Report

This report for the European Commission’s DG Freedom, Security and Justice investigates the economic benefits of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) for data controllers, with a particular focus on SMEs. Based on consultations with data protection authorities in 12 Member States, as well as on a large-scale survey of businesses and a number of case studies detailing […]

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The Economic Evidence on the Barriers Faced by Lone Parents in Wales in Accessing Employment and Training

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: May, 2010
Document type:Report

This research for the Welsh Assembly Government aims to study the relative importance of the various choices and constraints faced by lone parents in Wales and to establish a comprehensive list of the barriers faced by lone parents who wish to access work or learning.  

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Evaluation of OFT Competition Advocacy

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Office of Fair Trading
Published: April, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the OFT competition advocacy interventions. A survey of government officials illustrates that competition advocacy is valued by those receiving the advice, often resulting in changes to delivery and, in cases, to the very objectives of the policy. The report also explores, with the […]

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Competition in Upstream Sewage and Sludge Markets

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Ofwat
Published: March, 2010
Document type:Report

This research provides Ofwat with an independent assessment of the level of ‘in-the-market’ competition that already exists in the upstream sewage and sludge sector in England and Wales; an assessment of the scope for increasing competition in the sewage and sludge markets; and some options for further developing upstream competition in sewage and sludge markets.

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An Independent Review of the Evidence Base for UKTI’s Support for Firms in High Growth Markets

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: February, 2010
Document type:Report

A study undertaken to review the rationale for supporting UK firms into high growth markets, incorporating an impact evaluation of UKTI’s pilot High Growth Market Programme.

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Estimating the Price Elasticity of Demand for School Meals

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the School Food Trust to undertake an analysis of the relationship between the price charged for school meals and take up. The analysis involved an assessment of the academic literature relating to the elasticity of demand for food and food product with respect to price and income; an analysis of […]

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Evaluation of the Impact of the HM Prison Service Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme on Reoffending Outcomes of the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) Sample

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Ministry of Justice (UK)
Published: 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics undertook an evaluation of the impact of a cognitive-behavioural offending behaviour programme (Enhanced Thinking Skills, or ETS) on the reconviction outcomes of treated prisoners. By combining new data collected as part of the SPCR survey and existing management information for the first time, the causal treatment effect (average treatment effect on the treated, […]

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An Economic Study on Patent Backlogs and a System of Mutual Recognition

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: January, 2010
Document type:Presentation

IPO conference, London, March 10, 2010.

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Space Exploration Review

Sector:Aerospace.
Client:British National Space Centre
Published: December, 2009
Document type:Report

In 2009 London Economics completed an economic analysis for the British National Space Centre (BNSC) of future business opportunities arising from future space exploration investment in the UK. The analysis used a cost-benefit approach and assessed the benefits to the UK in 6 areas: Tele-robotic and autonomous drilling providing access to inhospitable environments on earth […]

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Study on Consumer Detriment in the Area of Dynamic Packages

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG SANCO
Published: November, 2009
Document type:Report

In a report published by EC DG Health and Consumers, London Economics has estimated consumer detriment in EU-27 in the area of ‘dynamic travel packages’. A ‘dynamic package’ is a holiday package where different tourist services (flights, car rental, accommodation, excursions etc.) are put together at the same time to fit the specifications of a […]

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Why PETs? Stakeholder Views and Economic Considerations

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: November, 2009
Document type:Presentation

European Commission, Brussels, November 12, 2009

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Evaluation of a Sample of OFT’s Consumer Enforcement Cases

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Office of Fair Trading
Published: October, 2009
Document type:Report

This study for the Office of Fair Trading reviews the effectiveness of six past consumer protection interventions by the OFT. The project carried out six case studies and in each case it identified the sources of consumer detriment and evaluated the reduction in consumer detriment attributable to the interventions of the OFT. The six cases […]

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The Importance of Wholesale Financial Services to the EU Economy 2009

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: September, 2009
Document type:

This report investigates the role, structure and importance of wholesale financial services in the European Union. The specific topic for this year’s report is the EU’s wholesale finance market and its various competitors under a range of differing scenarios, such as changing demographics, the rise of Asia and emerging market economies, the impact of regulation […]

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Analysis of the Impact of Raising Private Fee Contributions on Participation in Further Education

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2009
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake a detailed econometric analysis of the impact of raising private fee contributions on participation in Further Education. The analysis was based on the survey of all Further Education Colleges in England, as well as a detailed analysis of the Individual Learner […]

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London Living Wage Benefits Study

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: May, 2009
Document type:Report

A growing number of organisations have committed to providing the pay and conditions of the London Living Wage to all staff, including contracted support staff. London Economics were appointed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Economics to undertake an independent study of the social and economic benefits to organisations (both buyer and contractor) and employees […]

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Review of Non-residential Social Care Charges in Wales

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: May, 2009
Document type:Report

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.  

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Innovation in the Water Industry in England and Wales

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs
Published: February, 2009
Document type:Report

As part of the independent Cave Review of competition and innovation in water markets, London Economics undertook a benchmarking exercise of innovation across all water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. The work also provides international comparisons of innovation,, and assesses the barriers to innovation and how these may be addressed.  

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An Analysis of Teacher Mobility Within the European Union

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the European Parliament to undertake an analysis of teacher mobility within the European Union. The study undertakes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of teacher mobility across the European Union Member States where information exists. It explores the relative benefits, costs, strengths and weaknesses of the various mobility programmes. On the […]

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Evaluation of the CAP Policy on Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI)

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:EC DG Agriculture
Published: November, 2008
Document type:Report

The study is based on two elements. A descriptive part provides a detailed analysis of the development of the Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) schemes over the course of the evaluation period, including the regulatory framework and the implementation mechanism underpinning the schemes. The second part of the project focuses […]

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An Evaluation of the Tradeshow Access Programme

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: September, 2008
Document type:Report

The key objectives of the evaluation were to 1) clarify the economic rationale for government support for trade fairs, and use this to determine the appropriate intervention model for TAP;  2) assess how and whether TAP meets its programme targets, for different groups (i.e. sponsors and participants) and in different markets; 3) separately determine the […]

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Impact Evaluation of the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:UK Trade & Investment
Published: September, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned in August 2007 to undertake an impact evaluation of the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). The evaluation research involved a firm survey, a stakeholder consultation and a detailed quantitative and econometric analysis of programme impact and additionality. These research strands were then used to formulate a benefit-cost analysis, identify an economic rationale […]

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Development of an Approach to Distributing Supporting People Monies to Local Authority Areas

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Welsh Assembly Government
Published: September, 2008
Document type:Report

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 […]

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The Importance of Wholesale Financial Services to the EU Economy 2008

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2008
Document type:

This report investigates the role, structure and importance of wholesale financial services in the European Union. The specific topic for this year’s report is the EU’s wholesale finance market and its various competitors under a range of differing scenarios, such as changing demographics, the rise of Asia and emerging market economies, the impact of regulation […]

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Impact Assessment for Proposed Changes to UK Copyright Law

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:UK Intellectual Property Office
Published: June, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics was commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) to provide an impact assessment of four different options for the revision of the current conditions for exemption from payment of music licensing fees for the public performance of musical work. The impact assessment sought to understand, and where possible quantify, the likely costs […]

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Analysis of the Regulatory Environment Facing the Owners of London Heathrow

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:London First
Published: June, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics recently completed an analysis of the regulatory environment facing the owners of London Heathrow on behalf of London First. The report was launched by the Secretary of State for Transport – Ruth Kelly – on the 25th June 2008.

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Interim Evaluation of Welsh Medium Teaching Schemes

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: April, 2008
Document type:Report

This interim evaluation was undertaken by LE Wales and Dateb for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). The main objective was to assess the extent to which the Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme and the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Scheme had been successful to date and to identify any lessons about their operation that might be […]

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Study on the Impact of Co-operative Groups on the Competitiveness of Their Craft and Small Enterprise Members

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: January, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by EC DG Enterprise and Industry to undertake an in-depth study on the impact of co-operative groups on the competitiveness of their craft and small enterprise members. The analysis undertaken was based on extensive identification of both co-operatives and their members across the European Union; primary data collection of information on […]

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An Economic Impact Analysis for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:N/A
Published: September, 2007
Document type:Report

London Economics recently undertook an economic impact analysis for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). This analysis assessed the impact of hosting major cricket matches at Lord’s on the local and London economies.

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Review of Statistical Planning Issues Underlying Welsh Medium Initial Teacher Training

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: March, 2007
Document type:Report

LE Wales advised the Welsh Assembly Government on an approach to modelling the supply and demand of initial teacher training (ITT) places for Welsh medium teachers as a contribution to the Assembly Government’s work on ITT intake planning. We also advised on appropriate data sources and on a definition of what constitutes a Welsh medium […]

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Structure and Performance of Six European Wholesale Electricity Markets in 2003, 2004, and 2005

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:EC DG Competition
Published: February, 2007
Document type:Report

The report provides an in-depth assessment of the electricity wholesale markets in Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Great Britain with a view to determining how competitive markets were in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The report provides summary key results for traditional market structural indicators, electricity-specific measures of market structure and market outcome measures. […]

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International Case Studies of the Commercial Use of Public Information

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Office of Fair Trading
Published: December, 2006
Document type:Report

This report, undertaken for the OFT as part of its market study into the commercial use of public information, provides background information on the general public sector information policy of Australia, Sweden and the United States and examines in detail the policies and practices of three different Public Sector Information Holders (PSIH) in each country, […]

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Incentive Proposals for Quality of Service Measures in Finnish Electricity Distribution

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:EMV
Published: November, 2006
Document type:Report

This report, prepared for the Energy Market Authority of Finland (EMV) reviews how customer quality of service be regulated and recommends that the regulation include some form of incentives that result in rewards or penalties if measured targets are not met. It also proposes that specific regulations be enacted for separate service categories and reviews […]

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Evaluation of Cumulative Impact of Safety, Health and Environmental Regulations on Various Chemicals Sectors: Issues, Challenges and Lessons Learned

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: November, 2006
Document type:Presentation

DTI/BRE conference on the Evaluation of Regulation “Adding up the costs and benefits”, London , November 24, 2006.

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Creating a Framework for Investment

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: November, 2006
Document type:Presentation

7th ECTA Regulatory Conference, Brussels, November 17, 2006.

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Investment and the Regulatory Framework

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: November, 2006
Document type:Presentation

IDATE Foundation Seminar “Reviewing the Review”, Montpellier, November 14, 2006

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The Impact of the Regulatory Framework on Investment Across the EU

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: October, 2006
Document type:Presentation

Conference: Improving the Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications: Challenges for the Next Decade organised by CBKE (Uniwersity of Wrocław), CIL (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), WIK, and under the auspices of the Polish regulator UKE, University of Wroclaw, October 18-20, 2006.

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The Case for State Lotteries

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:European Lotteries and Toto Association
Published: September, 2006
Document type:Report

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the gaming market in the EU25 and assesses the likely impact of full liberalisation of gaming activities on lotteries and good causes funded by lotteries. The report also reviews the wider socio-economic effects of gaming.

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Study on the Economic Impact of Auditors’ Liability Regimes

Sector:Finance.
Client:EC DG Internal Market and Services
Published: September, 2006
Document type:Report

This study focuses on the market for statutory audits of large companies in Europe. It reviews first the state of the international market for audit firms in the EU. Next, it examines the insurance market for statutory audits. It then examines the likely short-run and long-run effects of the possible disappearance of one or more of […]

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Evaluating the Cumulative Impact of Safety, Health and Environmental Regulation on the UK Industrial Coatings, Aerosols and Speciality Chemicals Sectors

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Published: August, 2006
Document type:Report

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 […]

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An Assessment of the Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications – Growth and Investment in the EU E-Communications Sector

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:EC DG Information Society
Published: July, 2006
Document type:Report

The study provides first data on investments in the electronic communications markets in the EU Member States and analyses sources of differences across Member States, sectors and competitors (incumbent versus new entrants).  Next, provides a comparative analysis of growth of the electronic communications sector in the EU and in other main geographical markets.  Finally, it […]

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E-communications Investment in the EU

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Economic Brief
Published: July, 2006
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

This Brief summarises research undertaken by London Economics for the European Commission. The research provides first data on investments in the electronic communications markets in the EU Member States and analyses sources of differences across Member States, sectors and competitors (incumbent versus new entrants). It also provides a comparative analysis of growth of the electronic […]

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Impact of the Regulatory Framework on Investment Across Europe – an Update

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: May, 2006
Document type:Presentation

Münchner Kreis Conference – “The Effectiveness of Electronic Communications Sector Regulation in Europe”, Brussels, May 7, 2007.

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Study to Inform the Policy Review of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund

Sector:Public Policy.
Client:Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs
Published: April, 2006
Document type:Report

This study undertaken assesses the costs and benefits of completed and current projects funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund Programme during the period 2004 to 2007. It also aims to investigate whether continued funding after 2007 would provide value for money and, if so, what activities should be funded.

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A Review of the All-Island Financial Services Sector

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: November, 2004
Document type:Report

This report for InterTradeIreland provides an analysis of the size, scale, employment and earnings of the sector in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and in the island as a whole. It also assesses the extent of cross-border trade in financial services and the significance of perceived barriers to cross-border trade. Finally, the report examines the options to […]

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The Impact of Size-based Pricing on Mail Users

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Postwatch
Published: July, 2004
Document type:Report

This report presents the results of London Economics’ study for Postwatch concerning the impact of the change to size based pricing (SBP) proposed by Royal Mail in August 2003. The proposal represents a major change to Royal Mail’s pricing structure and would affect most postal users to varying degrees. The proposed price changes vary greatly […]

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Empirical Analysis of Further Liberalisation in Norway

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:LE Presentation
Published: June, 2004
Document type:Presentation

12th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics. Cork, Ireland. June 2-5, 2004.

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Study of the Consequences of Further Liberalisation of the Postal Market in Norway

Sector:Competition, Regulation and Business.
Client:Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Published: December, 2003
Document type:Report

This Report for the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications provides consultancy advice on the consequences of further liberalisation of the postal market in Norway. The study evaluates the impact of postal liberalisation, based on qualitative analysis and quantitative modelling. Under each of the models, we assess the impacts on liberation across various scenarios, ranging […]

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Financial Markets and the Funding of Enterprises in the European Union: What Future?

Sector:Finance.
Client:N/A
Published: July, 2003
Document type:Report

This report uses scenarios to explore the future landscape of the financial services industry in the European Union. The question posed is whether the structure of business finance will shift towards greater reliance on capital markets, equity and bonds, and away from bank finance. After reviewing the key factors that drove change in the nineties, […]

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Working Conditions in Hotels and Restaurants: National Reports for France, Italy, Portugal and Sweden

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: October, 2002
Document type:Report

The reports for European Foundation for the Improving of Living and Working Conditions assess the impact of trends such as globalisation, increased competition and developments in technology, and look at the role of social dialogue in the sectors. They also feature several examples of interesting and innovative practice at local and national level aimed at […]

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Working Conditions in Road Transport: National Reports for France, Italy, Portugal and Sweden

Sector:Education.
Client:N/A
Published: October, 2002
Document type:Report

The reports for the European Foundation for the Improving of Living and Working Conditions assess the impact of trends such as globalisation, increased competition and developments in technology, and look at the role of social dialogue in the sectors. They also feature several examples of interesting and innovative practice at local and national level aimed […]

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