A Compelling Approach

As a decision-maker, you need to understand what drives company performance in terms of costs, revenues and profits. But to do this properly in a modern and complex business world often involves going beyond the simple metrics and KPIs available to an organisation. Our expertise in this complex environment identifies priorities and locates the areas where improvements can be made. Our performance assessment team is widely regarded as the team that pioneered efficiency analysis in regulated sectors, particularly with the recommendations it made during competition commission cases about alternative approaches to assessing a company’s relative efficiency.

Our Services
  • Developing efficiency and incentive frameworks
  • Benchmarking of operational (cost, production and profit) performance
  • Identification of operational levers for improving performance and estimating their impact
  • Business plan assistance, helping to develop future cost assumptions
  • Forecasting future rates of technological progress and input price inflation
  • Merger advice
The Oxera CV
  • Advised BT on efficiency and incentives regime
  • Assisted Wales & West Utilities and National Grid with business planning and efficiency assumptions, including benchmarking analysis, as part of the price reviews (RIIO-GD1 and RIIO-T1)
  • Formulated efficiency advice and the development of efficiency models for the price review (RIIO-ED1) for Electricity North West
  • Developed potential regulatory and efficiency frameworks, benchmarking, and assistance on business planning for various European water companies
  • Advised South Staffordshire Water on the impact of its merger with Cambridge Water in 2012 for the Competition Commission’s inquiry
  • Developed potential regulatory and efficiency frameworks, benchmarking and critiques of the regulatory efficiency regime for various European energy companies
  • Advised the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets on how to assess efficiency at future price control reviews
  • Recommended an efficiency model for future price control reviews at the Office of Rail and Road
  • Advised on efficiency issues as part of Royal Mail’s price control review
  • Assisted an international airport group to develop future OPEX assumptions for its business plan