In April 2022, LE Wales were commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to undertake research on the cost of Welsh medium provision in Welsh higher education institutions (HEIs). The research aimed to determine whether there are additional costs associated with the delivery of Welsh medium higher education provision at HEFCW-funded institutions […]
London Economics were commissioned to assess the economic and social impact of Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, focusing on the 2020-21 academic year. The total economic impact on the UK economy associated with Cardiff University’s activities in 2020-21 was estimated at approximately £3.678 billion. Compared to Cardiff University’s total operational costs of approximately £573 million in 2020-21, this […]
In research undertaken for the Welsh Government in early 2021, LE Wales provided preliminary estimates of potential revenue from applying a tourism tax in Wales. We used public data on tourism in Wales for 2019 to estimate the potential revenues from a range of tourism tax options, as if they had been applied at an […]
This study investigated the role of contextual factors in explaining subsequent achievement at the post-16 level in Wales. This was achieved using matched data from various Welsh educational data collections and linking information on general education, vocational learning and Welsh Baccalaureate study with information from Year 11 secondary school data. The results indicate that absence […]
The Welsh Government commissioned LE Wales to assess the costs and benefits of introducing a Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services compared with the current situation (“business as usual”) and with the introduction of primary legislation. The research was undertaken between December 2020 and March 2021.