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Cebr celebrates its first 25 years

March 21, 2018

Cebr opened its doors for business in early 1993 and  tonight we celebrate our first 25 years with a party on HQS Wellington on the Thames for our clients and staff.   To celebrate Cebr’s 25 years of existence, tomorrow we will be publishing a new study of the economics consultancy sector itself, showing that the British spend more on economics consultancy than on the cinema…..   We are very…

Spring Statement 2018

March 13, 2018

Whether the economy flops depends more on politics than economics. If the markets expect a Corbyn victory they will sell sterling assets and the pound, whatever Hammond does   We said in the Autumn that although we roughly agreed with the Chancellor’s forecasts, he was at risk if one of three problems emerged: market panic; slower international growth or a more messy than expected Brexit.   So far he has…

Cebr research with involve on ‘The Value of Diversity’

March 8, 2018

Alongside the launch of INvolve, we are also proud to launch our report, The Value of Diversity, in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR). For years we’ve been saying that not only is driving diversity and inclusion a moral imperative, it simply makes good economic sense.   With increasing external pressure on government and business to focus on equality of opportunity, it’s crucial we are able…

The Independent – More people called David and Steve lead FTSE 100 companies than women and ethnic minorities

March 8, 2018

"INvolve’s research comes on the back of a report published by the group in collaboration with consultancy Cebr earlier this month showing that the economic cost of workplace discrimination to the UK economy is £127bn annually."     Read the full article here.

The Times – ‘Make drinkers pay to pump up volume’

March 8, 2018

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), an economics consultancy, agrees with those who say the 50p level, which the government proposed ahead of a five-year legal battle with the whisky industry, is now out of date. But it also argues that the measure in its proposed form would have a disproportionate impact on poorer people and that a banded approach which varies the MUP depending on how strong the…

City A.M. – UK house prices: Consumer confidence in rising value slumps back towards Brexit vote low

February 28, 2018

Fears over UK house prices continued to rise in February, with British consumers' confidence that the value of housing will rise slumping to among its lowest levels since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced.   A survey of around 7,000 Britons over the course of February by pollsters Yougov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) showed an index of house value expectations falling to its…

The Telegraph – Open Banking to contribute £1bn to UK economy, says report

February 26, 2018

Despite the slow start, researchers at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) believe the reforms will ultimately give UK GDP a £1bn lift and create 17,000 jobs.   The Cebr report, commissioned by review website Trustpilot, finds that greater transparency on customer credit risk is likely to reduce risk premiums and expand credit access. The Open Banking changes have raised privacy concerns, with consumer groups Which? and Get…

City A.M. – Open Banking could provide a £1bn boost to the UK economy as banks are forced to compete, says a new study

February 26, 2018

The UK's new Open Banking initiative could provide a £1bn boost to the country’s economy, research indicates.   Since customers can now make their financial data available to third parties such as challenger banks, this should increase competition in the marketplace according to a new study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and review platform Trustpilot.   In turn, since banks will have a better picture of…

Wealth Wizards Press Release – Delaying Retirement Could Cost UK Plc £7.4 Billion

February 23, 2018

An ageing workforce unable to retire because of insufficient funds could cost UK employers up to £7.4 billion[i] in additional wage costs every year. In addition to this, the stress caused by a lack of pension savings has a highly detrimental effect on productivity and is a major contributor to mental health problems in the workplace.   The ‘Working Late’ report from Wealth Wizards and the CEBR shows that 86%…

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