Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils: Section 106 developer contributions

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils to produce a tool to estimate the additional healthcare costs arising from new housing developments. This was in response to a proposed development of over 2,500 homes in the local area. ...

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Microdata case study: Over-indebtedness in the UK

What is microdata and what can we use it for? This is the first blog in a case study series that explains the merits of microdata in policy analysis. This particular blog investigates over-indebtedness in the UK, using the 6th round of the Wealth and Assets Survey published by th...

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Global megatrends and how they impact climate scenario modelling

“It's not what you don't know that kills you, it's what you know for sure that just ain't true”, Mark Twain. Economist Zsófi Kőműves on why long-term megatrends matter in the context of climate change policies. How well can we measure the effect of low-carbon policies?...

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Winchester City Council: Future Local Housing Need and Population Profile Assessment

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with Iceni Projects, was commissioned by Winchester City Council to undertake a Future Local Housing Need and Population Profile Assessment to assist in the council’s new Local Plan to 2036. The study provided an indication of the dis...

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Growing pains – how local authorities can prepare for population growth

Many local authorities face pressures on their educational, housing and social care provision on a day-to-day basis. Government population projections are meant to help planners, but are they exacerbating the issues they face? How can local authorities prepare for population gro...

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Economic impacts of immigration detention reform

In Economic Impacts of Immigration Detention Reform for Liberty, we assessed the potential costs and savings of introducing a 28-day time limit on immigration detention. We concluded that there was scope for net savings of £25‑35m or more each year. The UK is the only c...

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Shutting the door on low-skilled migration into the UK could be a risky move

How will the UK’s post-Brexit immigration system impact on the UK economy?  In particular, how might restrictions on low-skilled migration from the EU to the UK impact on wages, vacancy rates, prices and competitiveness? Chris Woolliscroft, Project Manager in our Society Team...

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Ending Freedom of Movement – the wrong answer to the wrong question

The entire premise for reducing immigration is flawed ... ending freedom of movement is a disingenuous way to meet the net immigration thresholds set out in the Conservative Party manifesto. So says our Managing Director, Phil Summerton. The populist arguments against immigrat...

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Strategic housing market assessment update for Oxford

Updated housing market scenarios for Oxford City to 2036 built on previous work which quantified economic scenarios by sector for Oxfordshire and its districts to 2031 for the county's Strategic Economic Plan and Strategic Housing Market Assessment.

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Economic forecasting support to the East of England

We provide the East of England LGA with forecasting support.

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