18.01.2019 – DCMS hospitality and tourism skills mapping

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has commissioned Economic Insight to undertake a detailed analysis of the labour market for hospitality and tourism.  Our aim is to help DCMS develop a ‘map’ of skills requirements and the current labour supply conditions, with a view of better understanding existing “gaps” and the potential barriers to address them.

10.01.2019 – Economic Insight advises DIT on FDI evaluation framework

The Department for International Trade has hired Economic Insight to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to help assess the effectiveness of its foreign direct investment (FDI) support policies. The uncertainty currently facing the UK economy means that understanding which policies most effectively support FDI is crucial and we look forward to advising DIT on this strategically vital subject.

13.12.2018 – Ofwat amends Severn Trent Water ODI cap.

Ofwat has today published its decision to increase the cap on outperformance payments Severn Trent Water can receive relating to its outcomes delivery incentives.  The cap has been increased from 2.0% to 2.6% return on equity.  Ofwat estimates that this could be worth up to £45m in allowed revenues to the company.  Economic Insight advised Severn Trent on its application to Ofwat.

12.10.2018 – Economic Insight advises FMCG provider on brand strategy

Following the development of our brand authenticity measure, in conjunction with leading academics at Birmingham and Oxford Universities, Economic Insight is advising a FMCG provider on its UK brand strategy.  Our work will help the client identify the brand authenticity attributes that most drive consumer behaviour.  We will then advise the client as to how it can best reposition its brand, to maximise its overall value.

08.10.2018 – ‘Fairness’ in pricing strategy design: new client commission

Economic Insight is advising a building society as to how it can more explicitly incorporate the concept of ‘fairness’ into its pricing strategy.  With ‘fairness’ moving up the regulatory and competition law agenda (see the Citizens Advice CMA Super Complaint) our Strategy Lab has developed a framework and analytical toolset that allows our clients to embed this thinking within broader commercial strategic-making.

08.10.2018 – the “Draft Pass-on Guidelines”

Economic Insight and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP provided a joint response to the European Commission’s consultation on its draft Guidelines for national courts on how to estimate the share of overcharge which was passed on to indirect purchasers and final consumers. Our response can be downloaded from the publications section of this website.