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DWP ad hoc research

This page brings together all DWP ad hoc research reports published from 2010 onwards.

Ad hoc reports are usually shorter than our standard research reports and are produced from smaller pieces of work. They include:

  • polling research
  • research and analysis in non-standard formats, for example presentations
  • early findings that we publish before a full report
  • distinct pieces of work created within larger projects
  • reports that we have previously categorised as working papers

We prepare ad hoc research reports in line with the Government Social Research standards.

We will publish details of upcoming reports the week before publication.

Find more about DWP research and analysis at Research at DWP.

Ad hod research from 2018

Ad hoc research from 2017

  1. GOALS UK's Step Up and Timewise Foundation's Earnings Progression and Flexible Career Pathways in Retail: an evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  2. Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 2 claimant research interim findings

    • Research and analysis
  3. Automatic enrolment review 2017: analytical report

    • Research and analysis
  4. Automatic enrolment evaluation strategy 2017

    • Research and analysis
  5. Child maintenance arrears: proactive use of part payment

    • Research and analysis
  6. Pension Wise service evaluation: customer experiences and outcomes

    • Research and analysis
  7. Self-employment Working Tax Credits claimant survey and follow-up research

    • Research and analysis
  8. Universal Credit employment impact analysis: update

    • Research and analysis
  9. Universal Credit and social landlords: review of the Trusted Partner Pilot

    • Research and analysis
  10. Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015

    • Research and analysis
  11. Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 1 claimant survey findings

    • Research and analysis
  12. Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017

    • Research and analysis

Ad hoc research from 2016

  1. Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: interim report

    • Research and analysis
  2. Child Maintenance Service exit survey

    • Research and analysis
  3. Child Support Agency case closure communications

    • Research and analysis
  4. Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2016

    • Research and analysis
  5. Attitudes to working in later life: British Social Attitudes 2015

    • Research and analysis
  6. Pension Wise service evaluation: wave 1 interim findings

    • Research and analysis
  7. Labour market learning, innovation and local flexibilities evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  8. Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers

    • Research and analysis
  9. Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  10. Supervised Jobsearch Pilots trial evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  11. Universal Credit evaluation framework: 2016

    • Research and analysis
  12. Evaluation of the Universal Support delivered locally trials

    • Research and analysis
  13. What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children

    • Research and analysis
  14. New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement – longer term effects

    • Research and analysis

Ad hoc research from 2015

  1. Communications with local authorities and the Targeted Affordability Fund: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 29

    • Research and analysis
  2. Universal Credit: research with single claimants, including those with housing costs

    • Research and analysis
  3. Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts: updated analysis

    • Research and analysis
  4. New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement during the first 15 years

    • Research and analysis
  5. Housing Benefit subsidy regime: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 30

    • Research and analysis
  6. Universal Credit: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 28

    • Research and analysis
  7. Pensioner income projections

    • Research and analysis
  8. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey

    • Research and analysis
  9. Employer attitudes to fuller working lives

    • Research and analysis
  10. Universal Credit claimant survey: Nov to Dec 2014 interim findings

    • Research and analysis
  11. Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts

    • Research and analysis
  12. Housing Benefit fraud and error: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 27

    • Research and analysis
  13. Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) 'signing on' trials: evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  14. Understanding the costs and savings to public services of different treatment pathways for clients dependent on opiates

    • Research and analysis
  15. Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives

    • Research and analysis

Ad hoc research from 2014

  1. Universal Credit employers’ insight

    • Research and analysis
  2. Use of social media for research and analysis

    • Research and analysis
  3. Benefit cap evaluation

    • Research and analysis
  4. Removal of access to Housing Benefit for European Economic Area jobseekers: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 26

    • Research and analysis
  5. Automatic enrolment opt out rates: findings from qualitative research with employers staging in 2014

    • Research and analysis
  6. Scenario analysis of future pension incomes

    • Research and analysis
  7. Evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on the labour market

    • Research and analysis
  8. Defined Ambition pensions: summary of evidence

    • Research and analysis
  9. Pension incentive exercises: Code of Good Practice case studies

    • Research and analysis
  10. The Innovation Fund pilots: qualitative evaluation - summary of early implementation findings

    • Research and analysis
  11. Benefit cap: post-implementation effects: headline findings

    • Research and analysis
  12. Employers’ pension provision survey 2013: preliminary findings

    • Research and analysis

Ad hoc research 2010 to 2013

These reports were previously listed as DWP working papers.

  1. What works for whom in helping disabled people into work? (WP120)

    • Research and analysis
  2. Tell Us Once customer service survey analysis

    • Research and analysis
  3. Public perceptions of the benefit cap and pre-implementation impacts

    • Research and analysis
  4. Family Resources Survey – Benefit Block Pilot (WP118)

    • Research and analysis
  5. State benefits on the Family Resources Survey (WP115)

    • Research and analysis
  6. Non-participation in the Employment Retention and Advancement Study (WP96)

    • Research and analysis
  7. Macroeconomic impact from extending working lives (WP95)

    • Research and analysis
  8. Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits (WP94)

    • Research and analysis
  9. Lone parents and employment (WP93)

    • Research and analysis
  10. Pension scheme administration costs (WP91)

    • Research and analysis
  11. Measuring attitudes to age in Britain (WP90)

    • Research and analysis
  12. Family Resources Survey question block (WP89)

    • Research and analysis
  13. Modelling myopic responses to policy: an enhancement to the NIBAX model (WP88)

    • Research and analysis
  14. Research on predictions of income in retirement (WP87)

    • Research and analysis
  15. The DWP Social Cost-Benefit Analysis framework (WP86)

    • Research and analysis
  16. Family Resources Survey data linking (WP110)

    • Research and analysis
  17. Incentivising pension saving (WP109)

    • Research and analysis
  18. In-work support for lone parents: Using the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) (WP105)

    • Research and analysis
  19. Poverty gaps among children in the UK (WP103)

    • Research and analysis
  20. An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work (WP101)

    • Research and analysis
  21. Improving DWP assessment of the relative costs and benefits of employment programmes (WP100)

    • Research and analysis
  22. Predicting the outcome of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) adult claims (WP99)

    • Research and analysis
  23. Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data (WP98)

    • Research and analysis
  24. Fraud and error in financial, welfare and revenue services: A Systematic Map of the empirical research evidence (WP97)

    • Research and analysis
  25. Predicting likelihood of long-term unemployment: the development of a UK jobseekers’ classification instrument (WP116)

    • Research and analysis
  26. Analysis of pension reform scenarios in a rational world: An application of the NIBAX behavioural micro-simulation model (WP117)

    • Research and analysis
  27. Wellbeing and civil society: Estimating the value of volunteering using subjective wellbeing data (WP112)

    • Research and analysis
  28. A survey of childcare and work decisions among families with children (WP114)

    • Research and analysis
  29. Journey from education to work (WP111)

    • Research and analysis
  30. A validation of the methodology used in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Ipen model (Working Paper No.106)

    • Research and analysis
  31. Processes and costs of transferring a pension scheme (WP107)

    • Research and analysis
  32. Provider-led Pathways to Work - Net impacts on employment and benefits (WP113)

    • Research and analysis
  33. Valuation techniques for social cost-benefit analysis

    • Research and analysis
  34. Pension, Disability and Carers Service Customer Satisfaction Survey: Interim results from 2010/11 (WP104)

    • Research and analysis
  35. Secondary analysis of low-income working households in the private rented sector (WP85)

    • Research and analysis
  36. The take-up of Carer’s Allowance: A feasibility study (WP84)

    • Research and analysis
  37. Early effects of the economic downturn on the Welfare to Work System in deprived areas (WP83)

    • Research and analysis
  38. The impact of research on the policy process (WP82)

    • Research and analysis
  39. Retirement outcomes and life-time earnings: working paper no. 81

    • Research and analysis
  40. Attitudes towards the Pensions Advisory Service website: working paper no. 80

    • Research and analysis
  41. Uprating by CPI on occupational pension schemes (WP102)

    • Research and analysis
  42. Study of child maintenance (WP75)

    • Research and analysis
  43. Evaluation of the Care First Careers pilot: working paper no. 78

    • Research and analysis
  44. Understanding employer satisfaction with DWP: working paper no. 76

    • Research and analysis
  45. Non-participation in the Employment Retention and Advancement study: working paper no. 77

    • Research and analysis
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 21 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: final report'.
  2. Added 'GOALS UK's Step Up and Timewise Foundation's Earnings Progression and Flexible Career Pathways in Retail: an evaluation'.
  3. Added 'Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 2 claimant research interim findings'.
  4. Added 'Automatic enrolment evaluation strategy 2017' and 'Automatic enrolment review 2017: analytical report'.
  5. Added 'Child maintenance arrears: proactive use of part payment'.
  6. Added 'Pension Wise service evaluation: customer experiences and outcomes'.
  7. Added: 'Universal Credit and social landlords: review of the Trusted Partner Pilot', 'Universal Credit employment impact analysis: update' and 'Self-employment Working Tax Credits claimant survey and follow-up research'.
  8. Added 'Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015'.
  9. Added 'Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 1 claimant survey findings'.
  10. Added 'Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017' report.
  11. Added 'Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: interim report (DWP ad hoc research report 43)'.
  12. Added 'Child Support Agency case closure outcomes survey (RR935)', 'Child Maintenance Service Direct Pay clients survey (RR931)', 'Child Support Agency case closure communications (ad hoc research 39)' and 'Child Maintenance Service exit survey (ad hoc research 42)'.
  13. Added 'Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2016'.
  14. Added 'Attitudes to working in later life: British Social Attitudes 2015'.
  15. Added 'Pension Wise service evaluation: wave 1 interim findings'.
  16. Added 'Labour market learning, innovation and local flexibilities evaluation'.
  17. Added 3 new reports: 'Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers' (Ad hoc RR 26), 'Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation' (RR925) and 'Supervised Jobsearch Pilots trial evaluation' (RR928).
  18. Added the 'Universal Credit evaluation framework 2016'.
  19. Added 'Evaluation of the Universal Support delivered locally trials'.
  20. Added 'What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children'.
  21. Published ad hoc research 'New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement – longer term effects'.
  22. Added 'Communications with local authorities and the Targeted Affordability Fund: local authority insight survey wave 29'.
  23. Added research reports 'Universal Credit: research with single claimants, including those with housing costs' and 'Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts: updated analysis'.
  24. Added 'New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement during the first 15 years' to the collection.
  25. Published 'Housing Benefit subsidy regime: local authority insight survey wave 30'.
  26. Added local authority insight survey wave 28 report about Universal Credit.
  27. Published research report on pensioner income projections.
  28. Added ad hoc report 22 - The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey
  29. Published research on Employer attitudes to fuller working lives.
  30. Added Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) 'signing on' trials: evaluation.
  31. Added ad hoc report: Understanding the costs and savings to public services of different treatment pathways for clients dependent on opiates.
  32. Published new report: Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives.
  33. Published ad hoc research reports about the use of social media for research and analysis and Universal Credit employers' insight.
  34. Published benefit cap evaluation reports.
  35. Published ad hoc research report: Local authority insight survey wave 26: removal of access to Housing Benefit for European Economic Area (EEA) jobseekers.
  36. Report added 'Automatic enrolment opt out rates: findings from qualitative research with employers staging in 2014'.
  37. Added "Scenario analysis of future pension incomes"
  38. Published research reports about evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on the labour market.
  39. Added new research report "Defined Ambition pensions: summary of evidence".
  40. Published new ad hoc research about the Code of Good Practice for pension incenticve exercises.
  41. Published research report: The Innovation Fund pilots - qualitative evaluation.
  42. First published.