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Green stimulus package together with a VAT rate cut could lead the UK out of recession in 2021

Analysis by global economics consultancy Cambridge Econometrics shows that if the UK government invested a relatively modest £11bn in a package of green measures, combined with a reduction in VAT from 20% to 15%, this could lift the economy out of a potential recession in 2021. ...

Czech Republic retains top spot on EU skills ranking

Today the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) released the latest version of the European Skills Index (ESI), which allows policy makers to compare and contrast different skills systems across the EU. The tool allows policy makers to learn best...

UK Budget 2020 review

The UK Chancellor today announced a £30bn fiscal stimulus package which would amount to around 1.5% of GDP. There has been no indication, yet, of the growth forecasts, after taking account of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which will pay for the associated spending p...

Strong demand for healthcare services to drive UK employment growth

A comprehensive study, published today, by the UK’s Department for Education finds that strong demand for healthcare services will drive significant employment growth in the sector, as the size of the population increases and ages. Working Futures: 2017-2027, based on Cambri...

Cambridge Econometrics: one of the UK’s leading management consultancies 2020

Cambridge Econometrics is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the UK’s leading management consultancies 2020 by the Financial Times.  The third annual FT rating of the country’s leading management consultants is based on recommendations by consultancies’...

US decision on Paris accord: worst of both worlds

Today President Trump confirmed that the US will definitely withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Our analysis shows that if the rest of the world presses on with implementing the agreement, the US’s decision to try to put a brake on the transition leaves it no less vulne...

Andrew Sentance joins Cambridge Econometrics

Cambridge Econometrics today announced the appointment of Andrew Sentance as Senior Adviser. He will promote the Cambridge Econometrics brand focusing on the company’s macroeconomic and climate finance consultancy services. Philip Summerton, Managing Director said: We are d...

Low-income countries benefit from carbon pricing – study shows

“We should tax pollution, not people”, advocates United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. New research by the independent Dutch think tank The Ex’tax Project, in cooperation with Cambridge Econometrics and supported by C&A Foundation, demonstrates how such...

£1.25m study to examine fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s low-carbon transition

A three-year study, launched today, will study the links between fuel and transport poverty, to help ensure that the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy is fair to all. The study will be led by the University of Sussex, with contributions from numerous partners, includin...

Lack of climate investment creating ‘planet-sized debt’ for our kids, new Chancellor warned

Against a tumultuous political backdrop civil society has come together to call on the chancellor Sajid David to introduce a climate and nature emergency budget.  Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics consistently shows that investment in climate change mitigation can benefit...