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 (global economy)
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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.
An ESRC-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership has provided robust risk management for InterContinental Hotels Group’s businesses around the world.
In this Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Anchor Trust collaborated with the University of Sheffield to identify best practice to recruit and retain care staff working in nursing and residential homes.
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.
The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy has contributed to research exploring proposals for reforming and simplifying tax-effective Gift Aid donations to UK charities.
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.
Research leading 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 the bus company.
Award-winning psychological research has underpinned the development of Electronic Financial Advice software which delivers computer-based feedback on financial decisions, leading to commercial research spinouts.
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.
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.
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.
Project ADD-UP, a three-year research project examining differences in pay between local workers and expatriate workers, was instrumental in setting up the first global task force to tackle the issue.
A methodology for assessing the economic value of freshwater and marine environmental systems has led to a more cost-benefit based approach to implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in the UK.
The Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance's research has informed the English Skills Strategy and policies in Finland, Norway and Australia.
Research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation has been referenced in government strategy papers and informed US anti-poverty strategy.
Findings from the Research Centre on Micro-Social Change have informed policies against child poverty and reform of the UK tax system.
The ESRC Business Engagement Strategy scheme has funded a wide range of projects, resulting in benefits for both business and academia.
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.
More efficient scheduling led to estimated cost savings of over £400,000 a year at the Manchester Royal Infirmary by enabling 700 extra operations to be performed each year, reducing cancellations and over-runs.