Publications

Impact of the ONS Review on the Deficit – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2018
Document type:Report

On 17th December 2018, the Office for National Statistics is expected to publish its recommendation on its review of the National Accounting treatment of student loans. This guidance will have significant consequences for the possible recommendations of the Augar Review, as well as the ability of the Government to implement any of those recommendations. Given […]

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Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – December 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:N/A
Published: December, 2018
Document type:Report

Following publication in the Telegraph of some possibilities emerging from the Augar review, London Economics have estimated the economic cost associated with reducing annual tuition fees to £6,500 (with no additional Teaching grant); removing real interest rates; and reducing the repayment threshold to £21,000. The result is a £2.8 billion reduction in funding (per cohort) […]

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Fees, Funding and Fairness – Estimating the Costs Associated with the Student Support Offer – November 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Wonkhe
Published: November, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics presented an analysis of some of the factors affecting higher education fees and funding; the potential alternatives that might be possible; as well as the role of the ONS’ treatment of student loans in the National Accounts at the 2018 WONKFEST annual conference.

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Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:EC DG Justice and Consumers
Published: November, 2018
Document type:Report

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

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2017/2018 SME Annual Report – SME Growing Beyond Borders – November 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:EC DG Growth
Published: November, 2018
Document type:Report

The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis as part of the SME Performance Review, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview of the past and forecasted performance of SMEs from 2008 to 2020. Comparisons with partner countries outside the EU and with the […]

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Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy – October 2018

Sector:Behavioural Economics
Client:European Commission – Consumers Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)
Published: October, 2018
Document type:Report

The objective of this study was to provide policy-relevant insights on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy. The study involved several research tasks including a literature review across all EU countries as well as third countries, stakeholder interviews, consumer focus groups in 4 EU countries, an online consumer survey in 12 EU countries and an […]

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Understanding the Limitations of Graduate Outcome Measures in Higher Education – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:GuildHE
Published: October, 2018
Document type:Report

The structure and level of higher education student support funding continue to be key policy questions for the UK Government. Perceived as financially unstable, the current arrangements have recently been the subject of numerous Parliamentary reports on higher education fees and funding. In parallel to these reviews of the current structure of student support arrangements, […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2016-17

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Cardiff University
Published: October, 2018
Document type:Report

London Economics were commission by Cardiff University to estimate their economic and social impact in 2016-17 following two previous pieces of research relating to 2012-13 and 2014-15. Teaching more than 16,315 first-year students in 2016-17, and employing 5,875 full-time equivalent staff, the total economic impact associated with Cardiff University’s activities across the UK was estimated […]

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Understanding the Funding Shortfall in Sixth Form Education – October 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:Sixth Form Colleges Association
Published: October, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics were commissioned by the Sixth Form Colleges Association to analyse the funding shortfall in sixth form (16-19) education in Sixth Form Colleges (SFCs) – in terms of the shortfall between the resources available for the delivery of the current (2016-17) curriculum: The funding that was available to deliver the 2010/11 curriculum (before the […]

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Press Release – Price and Service Transparency on Barristers’ Websites – Experimental Consumer Research – September 2018

Sector:Education and Labour Markets
Client:The Bar Standards Board
Published: September, 2018
Document type:Report

The Bar Standards Board commissioned London Economics and YouGov to study consumer behaviour and attitudes towards barristers’ price and service transparency. The study used focus groups and a behavioural experiment to understand how consumers access, assess and act on price and service information when searching for barristers’ services. The Bar Standards Board will use the […]

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