Publications

LE Tech Insight – Starpower: Is Nuclear Fusion Still 30- Years Away?

Client: N/A
Published: January, 2021

Process of fusion Source: London Economics (2020), based on FusionForEnergy (2019) https://f4e.europa.eu/understandingfusion/ Last month, the search began for a site for the construction of a new nuclear fusion plant in the UK – after an additional £200 million was pledged by the government to fund the next breakthrough in fusion research.[i] The UK is currently […]

The Net Exchequer Impact of Increasing Pay for Agenda for Change Staff

Client: NHS Trade Unions
Published: January, 2021

Corresponding to approximately 4% of employees in England, there are currently just over 1 million nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, and NHS support staff covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) Pay framework in England. Since 2010-11, pay levels at every single AfC spine point have lagged behind inflation, resulting in a significant decline in […]

LE Tech Insight – Adopt or Perish: AI, the Magic Bullet?

Client: N/A
Published: January, 2021

What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that is concerned with building ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ machines. AI is a vast field encompassing a wide range of different subfields, including: machine learning, concerned with developing algorithms that learn from data, natural language processing, concerned with reading and understanding text; speech […]

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

Client: Charity Tax Group
Published: 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 […]

Gold from Trash

Client: N/A
Published: December, 2020

Humanity’s collective space-faring actions are the predominant cause of the ever-increasing accumulation of debris in-orbit. There is general consensus that this is a ‘bad’ thing. The main causes for disagreements relate to how much of a problem the situation will pose for the development of the burgeoning space economy, and more importantly, what should be […]

The Economic and Social Impact of The Open University

Client: The Open University
Published: November, 2020

London Economics were commissioned to analyse the economic and social impact of The Open University across the United Kingdom in 2018-19. To capture the economic impact of the University, we generated estimates of the economic benefits associated with the University’s formal teaching and learning activity associated with the 2018-19 cohort of UK-domiciled Open University students. […]

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

Client: N/A
Published: 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.

Evaluation of the Research and Development Tax Relief for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – November 2020

Client: HM Revenue & Customs
Published: November, 2020

The independent evaluation of the SME R&D tax relief scheme addressed the requirements of the evaluation plan set out in the European Commission (EC)’s decision letter and the common methodology designed by the EC for State Aid evaluations. More specifically, the evaluation had three main objectives: Assessing the direct impacts of the scheme, measured by […]

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

Client: N/A
Published: 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.

The Impact of UK Public Investments in UKAEA Fusion Research – December 2020

Client: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Published: November, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to undertake an independent impact evaluation of nuclear fusion research at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The study objective was to assess the costs and benefits of fusion research at Culham to date. Specifically, the study sought to: i) generate evidence […]