New research by Frontier Economics, published by the UK’s Low Pay Commission, finds no evidence that an increase in the hourly minimum wage for apprentices has reduced overall apprenticeship numbers, though possible negative impacts are found in selected sectors.
Water UK has today published a Frontier report assessing productivity improvements in the English water sector in the period since the industry’s privatisation almost 30 years ago.
The European Commission has today published the final “Regulatory Technical Standards” (RTS) for the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2).
Business rates, a tax on business property, are a major part of the UK’s tax system and are a particularly big deal for property-intensive retailers.
The UK’s Court of Appeal today upheld an appeal by mobile network operators against communications regulator Ofcom’s decision to increase annual licence fees for mobile spectrum.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy Practice, today spoke at the Energy Technology Institute’s (ETI) “10 years of innovation” celebration in London.
Frontier Economics hosted a workshop on how to design and implement customer research that can improve the quality of business plans in regulated sectors.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has today formally cleared the anticipated acquisition of Hungryhouse Holdings Limited (Hungryhouse) by Just Eat plc (Just Eat).
Barely known this side of the Atlantic a decade ago, Black Friday has shaken up the UK pre-Christmas retail scene, adding a new operational peak and leaving many retailers struggling to keep their pricing, branding and supply chain operations intact. With this customer event now embedded in the calendar, what’s the best strategy for different retailers?
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has today [LINK] provisionally given unconditional clearance to the anticipated acquisition of Booker Group plc (Booker) by Tesco plc (Tesco).
The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has today published a Frontier study, which analyses the suitability of the Swiss market designs to guarantee a continuous secure energy supply in the medium and long-term.
A new Frontier study, published today, finds that the Government’s ambition for England to achieve a ‘smoke-free generation’ – defined as an adult smoking prevalence rate of 5% or below – is on track to be achieved in 2040.
The Colombian Minister for Planning, Luis Fernando Mejía, announced today that there is a clear need to reform Colombia’s energy market to respond to new market challenges, reduce the costs of regulation and improve regulatory impact.
The Brexit challenge has inevitably diverted attention from other issues confronting policy-makers, while at the same time making it all the more necessary that we get wider public policy right.
Fernando Barrera, Director in Frontier’s Energy Practice, today presented at a seminar organised by the Chilean energy regulator, Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE), in Santiago.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy Practice, today provided an instant reaction to Dieter Helm’s eagerly anticipated review of UK energy costs.
There is little doubt that modern diets place a major burden on our health. Behavioural economics can shed light on the unconscious processes that create and reinforce the unhealthy habits we see today.
The Mexican telecoms regulator, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has today published the final methodology and models which will be used to assess the economic replicability of retail tariffs in different market segments of the telecommunications sector.
Theresa May announced this week that the Government will no longer proceed with a planned change to public funding for supported housing.
Citizens Advice, a network of UK charities, has today published a Frontier report assessing the impact of introducing minimum energy efficiency standards on tenants in the private rented sector in the UK.