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Anna Berry, consultant at Frontier Economics, today spoke at a Market Research Society (MRS) conference on how behavioural economics insights can be used to design innovative customer research in the utilities industries.
Heathrow Airport published a report drawing upon analysis from Frontier Economics to estimate the potential impact of reducing Air Passenger Duty (APD) on domestic routes in the UK.
Jersey and Guernsey are both heavily dependent on the transport of goods by sea. Due to concerns of market participants how the sector of freight logistics is working, CICRA engaged Frontier to assist in a market review of the freight logistics sector.
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today announced the results of its auction of “Contracts for Difference” (CfDs) to support renewable generation. Frontier has advised bidders in renewable auctions across Europe.
Frontier announce today the appointment of Matthew Bell as Director in their Public Policy practice. Matthew joins from the UK Committee on Climate Change where he was the Chief Executive leading its independent assessments of actions to tackle climate change.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €25 million fine to mobile operator Telefónica in 2014 for anti-competitive behaviour in the mobile markets. Frontier advised Telefónica on this matter.
The Salvation Army today published a report by Frontier Economics investigating the Government’s proposed changes to funding housing for those at risk of homelessness.
Audiencia Nacional, a Spanish high court, has today overturned the Spanish Commission on Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) €120 million fine to mobile operators Vodafone, Telefonica and Orange for abusing their dominant position by passing on excessive prices for the termination of Short Message Service (SMS). Frontier advised Vodafone on this matter.
The Department for Education (DfE) today published a report commissioned from Frontier Economics presenting evidence from the evaluation of early rollout of 30 hours free childcare.
This report presents the findings from an independent evaluation of the early rollout undertaken by Frontier Economics, NatCen Social Research and researchers from the University of East London.
The Association of Swiss electric utilities, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen (VSE), today published an article in which Christoph Riechmann and David Bothe of Frontier (Europe) consider the role of the power-to-gas technology for European and Swiss energy and climate policy.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) today in Singapore launched a report on the economic contribution of trademark-intensive industries to five ASEAN economies – Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – that together account 90% of the ASEAN region’s GDP.
The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), the energy regulator in Ireland, has today published its Decision Papers regarding Gas Network Ireland’s Price Control 4. Frontier worked closely together with CER on various aspects of their submission, including efficiency benchmarking and allowed cost of capital.
EXPERT REPORT COMMISSIONED BY RWE AG
Business rates are a tax on commercial property in the UK, based on an estimated annual rental value. In our latest bulletin, we explain why demands for government to reform business rates have been growing.
REFORM OF BUSINESS RATES IN THE UK
A team from Frontier’s Cologne office today volunteered at the newly-founded “Jobcafé for Refugees”. The Jobcafé is organised by the Caritas association for the city of Cologne (Caritasverband für die Stadt Köln e.V.).
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published its review into the implementation of a price cap on high-cost short-term credit products (payday loans).
As part of its Clean Energy Package, the European Commission has considered introducing a so-called “550g rule”. Frontier has been commissioned by the German energy supplier RWE to review the impact of this rule.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today published a consultation on objective service quality metrics for current account providers.