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26 April 2022
Imports from the EU make up smaller share of UK's imports under post-Brexit trade deal
In the first year of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), imports from the EU fell by 25 per cent relative to imports from the rest of the world, new research by academics at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and Political Science reveals.
18 March 2022
Amid war and disease, World Happiness Report shows bright spot
As we battle the ills of disease and war, it is especially important to remember the universal desire for happiness and the capacity of individuals to rally to each other's support in times of great need.
17 March 2022
Crime in the pandemic: burglary and shoplifting rates stayed lower after lockdowns, but public order offences have risen
Lockdowns led to marked changes in the patterns of crime recorded by police, with the number of burglaries falling while public order offences increased, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The authors of the report Covid-19 and local crime rates in England and Wales – two years into the pandemic, published today by LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), find that across England and Wales, the total number of crimes, excluding cybercrime, fell between 2019 and 2021. But crime hasn’t fallen everywhere - in more than a third (37 per cent) of local areas, crime levels were higher in 2021 than in 2019. The analysis shows that areas with higher crime rates are likely to be those that have high unemployment.
08 March 2022
Better management practices in further education colleges boost attainment of students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Students get higher grades when they attend educational institutions that are good at managing operations, monitoring performance, target setting, and recruiting and retaining talented teachers and staff. That is the conclusion of the first study to evaluate management practices in UK further education (FE) colleges.

22 February 2022
Solving labour shortages
New research from the Centre for Economic Performance in the Autumn 2021 CentrePiece magazine.