Background leakage is an important concept in leakage economics. This report assesses the methodologies available for investigating background leakage and recommends a best practice. The report also develops the understanding of the factors affecting background leakage and goes some way in explaining the differences between operating areas. The relationship between background leakage and the leakage policy adopted is investigated and a new term 'policy minimum' is suggested which is an assessment of the lowest level of leakage that can be attained for a given policy. Possible drivers which might determine a policy minimum are discussed.
|UKWIR Reference :- 03/WM/08/30||Published Date :- 12/02/2003|
|Retail Price (£) :- 13||ISBN :- 1-84057 283 3|