Evaluation of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme – June 2022

Client: British Business Bank
Published: June, 2022

In March 2020, in response to the global pandemic and corresponding wide-ranging business impacts and uncertainty, the government rapidly designed and deployed a series of three loan-guarantee schemes – the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). These aimed to support smaller […]

2021/2022 Annual Report on European SMEs – June 2022

Published: June, 2022

Report prepared by LE Europe, London Economics’ subsidiary, was published by the European Commission. This report reviews how EU-27 SMEs fared in 2020 and 2021, and how they are likely to perform in 2022. In addition, after an extensive discussion of the state of digitalisation of SMEs in last year’s SME Annual Report, this year […]

LE Europe HE Fees and Funding Options in Ireland

Published: 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 […]

The Behavioural Tool Kit – What You Need to Know and Why Should You Care

Client: N/A
Published: May, 2022

James Suter and Tiffany Head of London Economics’ Behavioural Team explain how behavioural economics provides many powerful insights on how people behave and why, with real-world applications in the worlds of business and policy making… What is Behavioural Economics? Behavioural economics is the study of human behaviour and how our ‘behavioural biases’ and the context […]

AI for Services 2022 – April 2022

Client: Knowledge Transfer Network
Published: April, 2022

The 2022 AI for Services Report by London Economics has now been published by the Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network. This is the second edition of the report, exploring the UK’s LawTech, InsurTech and AccounTech landscape and adding a comparative perspective, with case studies covering France, Germany, Singapore and the United States. In this report […]

SPAC(e) In Focus – Finance at the Final Frontier

Client: N/A
Published: March, 2022

The rise of a new financial mechanism has been central to the arrival of many new space ventures on public markets. But as the fervour for SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, wanes among investors, what will be the consequence for the space industry? In the latest edition of Space in Focus, Pat Mathewson offers […]

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

Client: Government of Jersey
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 […]

New Year, New You, New Nudges

Client: N/A
Published: January, 2022

Only around a third of us manage to keep our new year’s resolutions[i]. As 2022 begins, Joscelyn Miller from London Economics’ Behavioural Team reflects on why we are so bad at sticking to plans and how adopting a behavioural approach can help you succeed this year…  The new year perfectly lends itself to goal setting, […]

Assessing Impact of a Flat and Variable Deposit Fee for Romanian Deposit Return Scheme – December 2021

Client: Alucro Romania
Published: December, 2021

As countries seek to reduce waste and boost recycling, many are considering Deposit Return Schemes for drinks packaging. Designs vary from fixed to variable deposits. LE’s study on the design of a Deposit Return Scheme in Romania illustrates that countries should consider carefully the design features of these schemes. The summary report can be downloaded […]

Consultancy Research in the UK Maritime Technology Sector – November 2021

Client: Department for Transport
Published: November, 2021

The consortium, composed of London Economics (lead) and NLA International (NLAI), was commissioned by Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) to undertake economic research to inform the Department for Transport (DfT) approach to supporting the smart shipping industry in the UK. The research focuses on the UK’s strengths in smart shipping technology and provides economic […]