All impact case studies (global economy)

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New rules for welfare

A review of the welfare system to consider ways of enhancing employment, by Professor Paul Gregg from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, informed the Department for Work and Pensions' white paper on welfare reform.


Putting skills into business

Research by the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.

Time and money

Paving the way for the minimum wage

The work of the ESRC Centre for Economic Performance helped pave the way for the UK's National Minimum Wage, which has benefitted over 12 million workers.

Family on beach

Using research in family support

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Wakefield Family Services encouraged a culture shift towards using research to improve effectiveness, and the implementation of Research Governance Framework procedures.

Parent and child

Personal tax and benefit changes

Findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies' tax and benefit model of the UK had an important influence on the debate about abolishing the ten per cent income tax band.

Mother and child

Supporting families

Research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation has been referenced in government strategy papers and informed US anti-poverty strategy.


Quality in staff performance

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust and the University of Bath has helped to develop improved performance management systems for staff, along with new management training courses.


Reduced costs for patient transport

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership between York Hospitals NHS Trust and Manchester Business School is expected to produce substantial savings in patient transport - over £120K annually in contract costs and over £200K in ad-hoc transport.

Bus driver

Drive for safety

A KTP partnership led to the development of a simulator for new bus drivers, a psychometric driver assessment, and safety guidelines at bus depots - resulting in substantial cost savings for Arriva Passenger Services.

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