Research findings contributed to a change in Ofgem policy that ended an energy competition clause that was potentially costing households up to £2 billion a year.
All impact case studies (business and industry)
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New project management toolsets developed with the ESRC-funded Transformation Project helped Warwickshire Police launch new Automatic Number Plate Recognition schemes on time and budget – targeting vehicle-based criminality and solving a string of serious crimes.
Researchers at the University of Leeds, carried out the largest study to date of the erotic dancing industry in the UK night-time economy to assess the realities of negative claims about the industry. Following co-operation with the researchers, Local Authorities such as Leeds, Blackpool, Manchester and Camden have adopted specific 'good practice' procedures, while a number of initiatives are ongoing to improve safety, licensing, working conditions and welfare of dancers.
A study of reinsurance underwriting and broking practices in the London and Bermuda analysed the strengths and weaknesses of face-to-face and electronic trading approaches, highlighting how they affect training and business development.
A scheme introduced by Southampton City Council granted planning permission for a new store - on the condition that the company guaranteed interviews to jobseekers who had completed a pre-employment training course.
The Centre for Economic Performance made a significant contribution to the research evidence base for a National Minimum Wage, which has benefitted over 12 million workers.
The Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance's research has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.
The ESRC Business Engagement Strategy scheme has funded a wide range of projects, resulting in benefits for both business and academia.