ESRC-funded research provided crucial evidence for the introduction of a UK National Minimum Wage and was cited prior to minimum wage legislation in Hong Kong and Germany.
All impact case studies (global economy)
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New methodology involving users in the design of IT systems has led to substantial savings in local government and a redesign of the national Integrated Children's System.
An ESRC internship led to the development of commercial software that can analyse social media comments about a company’s operations and products, revealing potential business risks.
Key research inputs from the ESRC Spatial Economics Research Centre helped underpin development and use of the Manchester Independent Economic Review.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy influenced the debate on the eventual shape of the 'pupil premium' scheme by confirming for policymakers that decisions made were based on solid analytical foundations.
Professor Kimberley Scharf at the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has been credited with helping to reverse government proposals of a cap on tax relief for charitable giving.
Research by Professor Neil Wrigley and colleagues has helped transform thinking on food retail development, its role in sustaining viable town centres and the future of UK high streets.
A leading ESRC-funded economist helped to design and implement an auction system to ensure the Bank of England was able to direct money to banks that needed it most in the recent financial crisis.
Lancaster University Management School has increased the productivity and sales of 250 local companies through its innovative Leading Enterprise and Development programme.
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.