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  • Leading voice in Competition Economics

    Frontier Economics is pleased to announce that seven of its competition experts are included in the Who’s Who Legal’s “Competition – Economists 2018” listing. 

  • Turning a new leaf – the future of UK Trade Policy. Join our webinar this Friday at 12pm

    The UK Government last week produced its long awaited White Paper containing its proposals for future arrangements with the EU. This week, Parliament is debating the Customs Bill and the Trade Bill. The White Paper and the two Bills help to set the stage for the future direction of the UK’s trade policy. To understand what this all means, Frontier, in collaboration with the Trade Knowledge Exchange, is hosting a webinar on Friday, 20th July at 12pm.

  • Plotting a path for the UK’s infrastructure

    The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) today published its first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment for the United Kingdom, setting out a plan of action for the country’s infrastructure over the next 10-30 years.  

  • Banning coal and introducing a carbon price floor – an analysis of Dutch climate policy measures

    The Netherlands have committed themselves to reaching a low-carbon energy system that is reliable and affordable. The current coalition government is committed to reducing national CO2 emissions by 49% by 2030 compared with 1990, and plans to ban the use of coal in power generation before 2030. The Netherlands is also considering introducing a national carbon price floor (CPF).

  • ‘The book was better!’ – How literary adaptations contribute to the wider creative industries

    From books to comics and fairy tales, literary sources are a major source of inspiration for other creative sectors, be it film, TV or stage. The Publishers Association, which represents book and academic journal publishers in the UK, today launched a report by Frontier Economics exploring the links between publishing and the wider creative industries.

  • Acid attacks cost society at least £300m over 6 years

    The terrible human cost of acid attacks is well-known, but what is less clear is the economic cost to UK society. Frontier has produced an economic impact assessment of acid attacks in the UK for Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), taking wider societal costs into consideration, including costs to the criminal justice system, the NHS, and the victims themselves.

  • Measuring price effects in vertical mergers: Frontier presents at 2018 CRESSE conference

    Jon Adlard and David Foster of Frontier’s Competition practice today presented at the annual CRESSE conference on competition policy and regulation in Crete.

  • Do people actually know how to manage their retirement investments?

    With greater freedom comes greater responsibility. The FCA has found a number of concerns for individuals who have chosen not to take professional advice on what to do with their pension pot.

  • How competitive is the world of retail banking?

    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published an update on its Strategic Review of Retail Banking Business Models. The review aims to better understand the retail banking market and how competition may evolve over the next few years.

  • What’s the value of the Internet of Things? – Frontier presents evidence at Big Data conference in Valencia

    There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) will change our way of life, and inevitably the economic environment. But by how much? Antonio Rocamora, analyst in our Madrid office, presented the results of a Frontier analysis at the International Conference on Competition Law and Big Data in Valencia, Spain, today.

  • Ofgem’s decision on network charges could save electricity customers billions

    Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator, upheld a decision today relating to network charges.  This decision has been estimated to be worth a multi-billion pound sum to electricity customers. 

  • How can we support people returning to work after taking time out to care for others?

    The Government Equalities Office (GEO) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting research on the characteristics of “potential returners” (those who have been economically inactive for more than year because of caring responsibilities) and the timing and nature of return to work for this group.

  • Leading lights in energy consulting

    Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has today published its 2018 list of leading consultants, economists, and experts witnesses working in the energy sector. Globally a total of 12 Frontier consultants have been listed, making us the leading firm worldwide in the sector.

  • Frontier / ETR study proves the importance of energy in the regions of Aachen, Cologne and Middle Lower Rhine

    The Chambers of Industry and Commerce from Aachen, Cologne and the Middle Lower Rhine (IHK) today published a study by Frontier and ETR, analysing the importance of energy as a value adding factor for the region.

  • Matthew Bell awarded OBE

    Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy team has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018 for services to climate change.

  • Big data, big problems? Frontier prepares literature review on consumer data for Which?

    Which?, the largest UK consumer body, has today published a literature review by Frontier on the costs and benefits associated with the use of consumer data.  Our review informed Which?’s latest consumer data report “Control, Alt or Delete – the future of Consumer data” which was launched in London today.

  • Ready for take-off? Cabinet approves plans for third runway at Heathrow

    Today, UK Cabinet ministers have approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow, which has been operating at full capacity for over 10 years. Parliament will have a final vote on the matter in the coming weeks. We worked closely with Heathrow Airport to highlight its economic case for expansion.

  • Frontier’s Dublin office is moving

    Frontier are excited to announce the relocation of our office in Dublin, as of 1st June 2018. We hope that our new, larger space in Ireland’s capital city will enable us to continue expanding the service we provide our clients across Europe and beyond. 

  • Frontier speaks about brand strength in postal markets at annual postal conference in Split

    George Houpis and Eleanor Monaghan today spoke at the 26th conference on Postal and Delivery Economics in Split. Their presentation was part of the session on evolving business models and focused on the question as to whether product differentiation and the strength of a brand explain market outcomes in postal markets.

  • The future of gas for energy transition: Frontier speaks at conferences in Copenhagen and Vienna

    Christoph Riechmann, Director in Frontier’s energy practice, spoke today at the European Commission Energy Infrastructure Forum in Copenhagen. Christoph presented the key results of a Frontier study commissioned by the trade association of German pipeline operators, FNB Gas, on the future role of gas infrastructure in a decarbonised economy. He emphasised that the existing gas […]

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