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As the headquarters of RAND Europe—RAND's independently chartered European subsidiary—since 2006, the United Kingdom is a significant locus of RAND research. Areas of focus include health and education audits, defense studies, and the development of transportation demand models for national ministries and local councils.

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  • Tired businesswoman in the office

    Commentary

    Americans Don't Sleep Enough, and It's Costing Us $411 Billion

    Sleep and sleep loss are often considered to be among the most intimate of personal behaviors, but sleep matters to all aspects of society, from an individual’s health to the success of the global economy.

    Nov 30, 2016

  • News Release

    Lack of Sleep Costing U.S. Economy Up to $411 Billion a Year

    Sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce, putting a significant damper on a nation's economy. It leads to the U.S. losing around 1.2 million working days a year.

    Nov 29, 2016

  • News Release

    Lack of Sleep Costing UK Economy Up to £40 Billion a Year

    Sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce, putting a significant damper on a nation's economy. It leads to the UK losing around 200,000 working days a year.

    Nov 29, 2016

  • Professor and university students in a lecture hall

    Commentary

    Before We Measure Teaching Quality, We Should Know What It Is

    The lack of an evidence base on teaching quality and its impact in higher education points to a need for more research, made more pressing by the imminent roll-out of the Teaching Excellence Framework, which intends to assess and monitor teaching quality at UK higher education institutions.

    Nov 29, 2016

  • Man in bed looking at a tablet

    Report

    Sleep Deprivation Has Economic, Physical, and Social Consequences

    Sleep deprivation leads to a higher mortality risk and lower productivity levels among the workforce, putting a significant damper on a nation's economy.

    Nov 29, 2016

  • Coworkers taking a break in the office to stretch

    Commentary

    Measuring What Works: Workplace Well-Being

    The link between productivity and well-being is recognized and increasingly accepted as a prerequisite of strong employer and employee performance. HR professionals and CEOs believe that high employee well-being means high staff engagement and a real intention to do well for the workforce.

    Nov 28, 2016

  • Young barista working in a cafe

    Commentary

    Finding the 'Sweet Spot' in the UK Minimum Wage Debate

    Increases in the UK national minimum wages have not had adverse effects on employment overall. But it's important that the new national living wage and minimum wage aren’t increased to a point that is unsustainable for businesses.

    Nov 28, 2016

  • Tip box

    Project

    Investigating the Effects of the UK’s National Minimum Wage

    The Low Pay Commission asked RAND Europe to combine the findings of a large number of empirical studies and fill existing gaps in the evidence base on the national minimum wage (NMW). The project team will specifically consider the effects of the NMW on different labour market sub-groups.

    Nov 23, 2016

  • Journal Article

    The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on Employment: A Meta-Analysis: a Report for the UK Low Pay Commission

    This report presents the findings of a meta-study on the employment effects of the UK national minimum wage. The research project was commissioned by the UK Low Pay Commission (LPC).

    Nov 23, 2016

  • Journal Article

    Health Services Commissioning in Northern Ireland: Annex F

    This case study discusses the principal elements of Health and Social Care commissioning in Northern Ireland. It explores how the commissioning system functions and how its supports the delivery of health and social care.

    Oct 28, 2016

  • British police constable on London streets

    Project

    Evaluating the UK College of Policing's New Stop and Search Training

    An evaluation of new stop and search training introduced by the UK College of Policing aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the quality and nature of the training programme's implementation, the mechanisms of change, and the impact on on officers' behaviour.

    Oct 27, 2016

  • The front entrance of Northern Ireland's Craigavon Area Hospital

    Project

    Assessing Health Services in Northern Ireland

    To help the OECD understand key elements of health and social care commissioning in Northern Ireland, researchers assessed how effectively the population's needs are being met, the use of strategic planning, and how well the system incentivises high quality, value for money service provision.

    Oct 27, 2016

  • Police search a demonstrator from the Occupy London movement as he leaves a building owned by banking giant UBS in the City of London, November 30, 2011

    Commentary

    Reform of 'Stop and Search' Requires Effective Communication

    The UK's Home Office commissioned the development of a new training package and standard of practice for the use of stop and search. As the program is rolled out nationally, officers need to receive consistent and persuasive messages about the purpose and goals of the training.

    Oct 27, 2016

  • Report

    College of Policing Stop and Search Training Experiment: Process Evaluation

    This report presents findings from the process evaluation of the College of Policing's Stop and Search Training Pilot, produced by RAND Europe, in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Oxford.

    Oct 27, 2016

  • Woman sitting on couch at home using mobile phone

    Commentary

    Outside-the-Box Solutions to Mental Health Problems

    Many innovative ways to deliver mental health services in the UK aim to benefit individuals, industry, government, and the economy.

    Oct 19, 2016

  • Police Constable Yasa Amerat poses for a photograph with a body-worn video (BWV) camera, before a year-long trial by the Metropolitan police, at Kentish Town in London, May 6, 2014.

    Commentary

    Police Body Cameras: More Than Meets the Eye

    Billions of dollars are spent worldwide on the rollout of police body cameras. There is an urgent need to understand whether the cameras help police and the public, and under what conditions they work best.

    Oct 11, 2016

  • Report

    Social change and public engagement with policy and evidence

    This report offers an overview of emerging social trends which may affect public engagement with evidence and policy in Britain. It was produced to provide background for a workshop hosted by Sense about Science and the Nuffield Foundation.

    Oct 6, 2016

  • Internet of Things illustration

    Project

    Accelerating the Internet of Things in the UK

    To gain a rounded picture of the potential policy implications of IoT developments in the UK, and to inform the development and adoption of the IoT, RAND Europe researchers brought together inputs from businesses and individual users of technology and developed a process for policy feedback

    Oct 3, 2016

  • Logo for Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition

    Project

    Providing Support to the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    PruHealth has commissioned RAND Europe, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, to provide research support to Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW), a competition that rewards organisations that have the healthiest employees and work environment. RAND Europe designs and runs the surveys, analyses results, and provides customised reports to participating organisations.

    Sep 30, 2016

  • Students receive their lunch at Salusbury Primary School in northwest London, June 11, 2014

    Commentary

    Free School Meals Are Still the Best Measure of Deprivation

    Free school meal eligibility is not a perfect measure of student disadvantage, but it's the best there is. Other measures, such as parental education or neighborhood deprivation have also been used, but they are not as good at determining which schools are most in need.

    Sep 26, 2016

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