Collection

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
  2. Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 2 claimant research interim findings
  3. Automatic enrolment review 2017: analytical report
  4. Automatic enrolment evaluation strategy 2017
  5. Child maintenance arrears: proactive use of part payment
  6. Pension Wise service evaluation: customer experiences and outcomes
  7. Self-employment Working Tax Credits claimant survey and follow-up research
  8. Universal Credit employment impact analysis: update
  9. Universal Credit and social landlords: review of the Trusted Partner Pilot
  10. Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015
  11. Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 1 claimant survey findings
  12. Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017

Ad hoc research from 2016

  1. Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: interim report
  2. Child Maintenance Service exit survey
  3. Child Support Agency case closure communications
  4. Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2016
  5. Attitudes to working in later life: British Social Attitudes 2015
  6. Pension Wise service evaluation: wave 1 interim findings
  7. Labour market learning, innovation and local flexibilities evaluation
  8. Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers
  9. Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation
  10. Supervised Jobsearch Pilots trial evaluation
  11. Universal Credit evaluation framework: 2016
  12. Evaluation of the Universal Support delivered locally trials
  13. What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children
  14. New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement – longer term effects

Ad hoc research from 2015

  1. Communications with local authorities and the Targeted Affordability Fund: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 29
  2. Universal Credit: research with single claimants, including those with housing costs
  3. Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts: updated analysis
  4. New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement during the first 15 years
  5. Housing Benefit subsidy regime: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 30
  6. Universal Credit: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 28
  7. Pensioner income projections
  8. The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey
  9. Employer attitudes to fuller working lives
  10. Universal Credit claimant survey: Nov to Dec 2014 interim findings
  11. Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts
  12. Housing Benefit fraud and error: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 27
  13. Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) 'signing on' trials: evaluation
  14. Understanding the costs and savings to public services of different treatment pathways for clients dependent on opiates
  15. Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives

Ad hoc research from 2014

  1. Universal Credit employers’ insight
  2. Use of social media for research and analysis
  3. Benefit cap evaluation
  4. Removal of access to Housing Benefit for European Economic Area jobseekers: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 26
  5. Automatic enrolment opt out rates: findings from qualitative research with employers staging in 2014
  6. Scenario analysis of future pension incomes
  7. Evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on the labour market
  8. Defined Ambition pensions: summary of evidence
  9. Pension incentive exercises: Code of Good Practice case studies
  10. The Innovation Fund pilots: qualitative evaluation - summary of early implementation findings
  11. Benefit cap: post-implementation effects: headline findings
  12. Employers’ pension provision survey 2013: preliminary findings

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)
  2. Tell Us Once customer service survey analysis
  3. Public perceptions of the benefit cap and pre-implementation impacts
  4. Family Resources Survey – Benefit Block Pilot (WP118)
  5. State benefits on the Family Resources Survey (WP115)
  6. Non-participation in the Employment Retention and Advancement Study (WP96)
  7. Macroeconomic impact from extending working lives (WP95)
  8. Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits (WP94)
  9. Lone parents and employment (WP93)
  10. Pension scheme administration costs (WP91)
  11. Measuring attitudes to age in Britain (WP90)
  12. Family Resources Survey question block (WP89)
  13. Modelling myopic responses to policy: an enhancement to the NIBAX model (WP88)
  14. Research on predictions of income in retirement (WP87)
  15. The DWP Social Cost-Benefit Analysis framework (WP86)
  16. Family Resources Survey data linking (WP110)
  17. Incentivising pension saving (WP109)
  18. In-work support for lone parents: Using the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) (WP105)
  19. Poverty gaps among children in the UK (WP103)
  20. An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work (WP101)
  21. Improving DWP assessment of the relative costs and benefits of employment programmes (WP100)
  22. Predicting the outcome of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) adult claims (WP99)
  23. Disability Living Allowance (DLA): Secondary analysis of existing data (WP98)
  24. Fraud and error in financial, welfare and revenue services: A Systematic Map of the empirical research evidence (WP97)
  25. Predicting likelihood of long-term unemployment: the development of a UK jobseekers’ classification instrument (WP116)
  26. Analysis of pension reform scenarios in a rational world: An application of the NIBAX behavioural micro-simulation model (WP117)
  27. Wellbeing and civil society: Estimating the value of volunteering using subjective wellbeing data (WP112)
  28. A survey of childcare and work decisions among families with children (WP114)
  29. Journey from education to work (WP111)
  30. A validation of the methodology used in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Ipen model (Working Paper No.106)
  31. Processes and costs of transferring a pension scheme (WP107)
  32. Provider-led Pathways to Work - Net impacts on employment and benefits (WP113)
  33. Valuation techniques for social cost-benefit analysis
  34. Pension, Disability and Carers Service Customer Satisfaction Survey: Interim results from 2010/11 (WP104)
  35. Secondary analysis of low-income working households in the private rented sector (WP85)
  36. The take-up of Carer’s Allowance: A feasibility study (WP84)
  37. Early effects of the economic downturn on the Welfare to Work System in deprived areas (WP83)
  38. The impact of research on the policy process (WP82)
  39. Retirement outcomes and life-time earnings: working paper no. 81
  40. Attitudes towards the Pensions Advisory Service website: working paper no. 80
  41. Uprating by CPI on occupational pension schemes (WP102)
  42. Study of child maintenance (WP75)
  43. Evaluation of the Care First Careers pilot: working paper no. 78
  44. Understanding employer satisfaction with DWP: working paper no. 76
  45. Non-participation in the Employment Retention and Advancement study: working paper no. 77
Published 17 April 2014
Last updated 26 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Pension Wise service evaluation 2017 to 2018: customer experiences and outcomes'.
  2. Added 'Jobseeker's Allowance: weekly work search review trial'.
  3. Added 'Universal Credit: understanding its impact on the labour market'.
  4. Added 'Universal Credit: understanding its impact on the labour market'.
  5. Added 'Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: final report'.
  6. Added 'GOALS UK's Step Up and Timewise Foundation's Earnings Progression and Flexible Career Pathways in Retail: an evaluation'.
  7. Added 'Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 2 claimant research interim findings'.
  8. Added 'Automatic enrolment evaluation strategy 2017' and 'Automatic enrolment review 2017: analytical report'.
  9. Added 'Child maintenance arrears: proactive use of part payment'.
  10. Added 'Pension Wise service evaluation: customer experiences and outcomes'.
  11. 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'.
  12. Added 'Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015'.
  13. Added 'Personal Independence Payment evaluation: wave 1 claimant survey findings'.
  14. Added 'Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017' report.
  15. Added 'Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: interim report (DWP ad hoc research report 43)'.
  16. 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)'.
  17. Added 'Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2016'.
  18. Added 'Attitudes to working in later life: British Social Attitudes 2015'.
  19. Added 'Pension Wise service evaluation: wave 1 interim findings'.
  20. Added 'Labour market learning, innovation and local flexibilities evaluation'.
  21. 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).
  22. Added the 'Universal Credit evaluation framework 2016'.
  23. Added 'Evaluation of the Universal Support delivered locally trials'.
  24. Added 'What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children'.
  25. Published ad hoc research 'New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement – longer term effects'.
  26. Added 'Communications with local authorities and the Targeted Affordability Fund: local authority insight survey wave 29'.
  27. 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'.
  28. Added 'New State Pension: impact on an individual’s pension entitlement during the first 15 years' to the collection.
  29. Published 'Housing Benefit subsidy regime: local authority insight survey wave 30'.
  30. Added local authority insight survey wave 28 report about Universal Credit.
  31. Published research report on pensioner income projections.
  32. Added ad hoc report 22 - The feasibility of conducting a Universal Credit panel survey
  33. Published research on Employer attitudes to fuller working lives.
  34. Added Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) 'signing on' trials: evaluation.
  35. Added ad hoc report: Understanding the costs and savings to public services of different treatment pathways for clients dependent on opiates.
  36. Published new report: Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives.
  37. Published ad hoc research reports about the use of social media for research and analysis and Universal Credit employers' insight.
  38. Published benefit cap evaluation reports.
  39. Published ad hoc research report: Local authority insight survey wave 26: removal of access to Housing Benefit for European Economic Area (EEA) jobseekers.
  40. Report added 'Automatic enrolment opt out rates: findings from qualitative research with employers staging in 2014'.
  41. Added "Scenario analysis of future pension incomes"
  42. Published research reports about evaluating the impact of Universal Credit on the labour market.
  43. Added new research report "Defined Ambition pensions: summary of evidence".
  44. Published new ad hoc research about the Code of Good Practice for pension incenticve exercises.
  45. Published research report: The Innovation Fund pilots - qualitative evaluation.
  46. First published.