Publications

Publications directly relevant to clients and stakeholders in Wales and published under the LE Wales, London Economics, or LE Europe brands are listed here.

Costs of Welsh Medium Provision at Higher Education Institutions in Wales

Client: Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
Published: April, 2023

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 […]

The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University in 2020-21

Client: Cardiff University
Published: October, 2022

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‚Äôs activities in 2020-21 was estimated at approximately¬†¬£3.678 billion. Compared to Cardiff University‚Äôs total operational costs of approximately¬†¬£573 million¬†in 2020-21, this […]

Preliminary Estimates of Potential ‚Äėtourism Tax‚Äô Revenues in Wales

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Published: September, 2022

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 […]

Preliminary Estimates of Potential ‚Äėtourism Tax‚Äô Revenues in Wales

Client: Welsh Government
Published: September, 2022

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 […]

Analysis of Factors That Influence Post-16 Learning Achievement in Wales

Client: Welsh Government
Published: March, 2022

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 Costs and Benefits of Introducing the Autism Code of Practice

Client: Welsh Government
Published: July, 2021

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 (‚Äúbusiness as usual‚ÄĚ) and with the introduction of primary legislation. The research was undertaken between December 2020 and March 2021.

Short to Medium Term Operational and Cost Pressures Affecting Social Care in Wales

Client: Welsh Government
Published: March, 2021

This report presents projections of net current expenditure by local authorities on social care services in Wales for the period 2018/19 to 2022/23. The projections cover social care services for different age groups (children, working age adults and older people) and consider net expenditure (i.e. excluding income from clients and other sources) for a number […]

Use of Additional Funding for Social Care

Client: Welsh Government
Published: March, 2021

The Welsh Government commissioned LE Wales to assess the potential impacts of a number of policy options for the use of additional funding raised from a potential levy or alternative. The proposed options assessed by LE Wales include three options for offsetting the charges for residential and non-residential adult social care services that are paid […]

The COVID-19 Long-Term Care Situation in Wales – 15th June 2020

Client: International Long-term Care Policy Network (ILPN)
Published: June, 2020

This report uses available evidence from the Office for National Statistics and Care Inspectorate Wales to document the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care recipients in Wales. The document is available through the International Long Term Care Policy Network’s COVID-19 page here, which was set up in March 2020 as a rapidly shared collection of […]