Publications

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Lost Learning, Lost Earnings – October 2020

Client: The Sutton Trust
Published: October, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the Sutton Trust to assess the economic impact of school closures and subsequent learning loss. This study combines an analysis of the Labour Force Survey, the lost learning due to school closures between March and July 2020, and the unequal experiences depending on socio-economic background to estimate the potential impact […]

Use of Distributed Ledger Technologies to Verify the Provenance of Goods – October 2020

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

In 2018, London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to critically assess the use of distributed ledgers in sectors where they have already been trialled, developing an evidence base to help inform their use in the supply chains for different types of consumer products. The research programme comprised desk […]

Commercial Space Surveillance and Tracking Market Study – September 2020

Client: UK Space Agency
Published: September, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) to undertake a study investigating the current and future state of the commercial space surveillance and tracking market. The report provides a qualitative view of the development of the industry highlighting potential risks and opportunities for the UK, plus provides a quantitative estimate of the […]