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DWP research reports

This page brings together Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) research reports.

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Older reports

Older research reports are available on The National Archives website:

2019 research reports

2018 research reports

  1. Supported accommodation: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 35
  2. Housing Benefit and structures and services: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 34
  3. Access to Work research review
  4. Universal Credit: in-work progression randomised controlled trial
  5. Personal Independence Payment: claimant experiences of the claim process
  6. Innovation Fund pilot: assessment of return on investment
  7. European Social Fund impact evaluation: research design and scoping study
  8. Fit for Work: process evaluation and feasibility of an impact evaluation
  9. Automatic enrolment: quantitative research with small and micro employers
  10. Employers' pension provision survey 2017
  11. Universal Credit full service claimant survey
  12. Personalisation Pathfinder: evaluation
  13. Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: qualitative report
  14. Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: National roll-out evaluation
  15. Universal Credit managed migration and reduced Housing Benefit backdating period: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 33
  16. DWP claimant service and experience survey 2016 to 2017
  17. Greater Manchester Working Well: early impact assessment

2017 research reports

  1. Perinatal pilots for delivery of relationship advice: an evaluation
  2. Pension charges survey 2016: charges in defined contribution pension schemes
  3. Automatic enrolment: qualitative research with small and micro employers
  4. Youth Employment Initiative: process evaluation
  5. Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme: first phase (FERIS1)
  6. DWP employer experience survey 2015 to 2016
  7. Universal Credit test and learn evaluation: families
  8. Universal Credit: understanding how it influences employment behaviour
  9. Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015
  10. Support for Mortgage Interest: mortgage borrowing and claiming in retirement
  11. Support for Mortgage Interest: attitudes towards taking the support as a loan
  12. Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes: claimants' views
  13. Drug and alcohol dependency: employment support
  14. Older workers and the workplace: evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey
  15. Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings
  16. Employer experiences of recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers: qualitative research
  17. DWP claimant service and experience survey 2015 to 2016
  18. Independent Living Fund: post-closure review
  19. Discretionary Housing Payments and Universal Support: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 32

2016 research reports

  1. Child Support Agency case closure outcomes survey
  2. Child Maintenance Service Direct Pay clients survey
  3. Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: Pathfinder evaluation
  4. Supported accommodation review
  5. The banking needs of Universal Credit claimants: the potential role of budgeting accounts
  6. Help and support for separated families innovation fund evaluation
  7. Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation
  8. Supervised Jobsearch Pilots trial evaluation
  9. Evaluation of the prepaid card live test
  10. Growing the social investment market: update on SIFI social investment
  11. Qualitative evaluation of the DWP Innovation Fund: final report
  12. Discretionary Housing Payments, temporary accommodation and Universal Support delivered locally: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 31
  13. ESF 2007 to 2013: evaluation of the second half of the programme
  14. Sector-based work academies: a quantitative impact assessment
  15. Work experience: a quantitative impact assessment
  16. Employers' pension provision survey 2015
  17. DWP claimant service and experience survey 2014 to 2015
  18. New Enterprise Allowance survey
  19. European Social Fund (ESF) support for families with multiple problems evaluation
  20. In-work progression advice trial evaluation
Published 10 October 2013
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'DWP claimant service and experience survey 2017 to 2018'.
  2. Added 'Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity group pilots'.
  3. Added 'Housing Benefit and structures and services: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 34' and 'Supported accommodation: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 35'.
  4. Added 'Access to Work research review'.
  5. Added 'Universal Credit: in-work progression randomised controlled trial'.
  6. Added 'Innovation Fund pilot: assessment of return on investment' and 'Personal Independence Payment: claimant experiences of the claim process'.
  7. Added 'European Social Fund impact evaluation: research design and scoping study'.
  8. Added 'Fit for Work: process evaluation and feasibility of an impact evaluation' report.
  9. Added 'Employers' pension provision survey 2017' and 'Automatic enrolment: quantitative research with small and micro employers'.
  10. Added 'Universal Credit full service claimant survey'.
  11. Added 'Personalisation Pathfinder: evaluation'.
  12. Added 'Jobseeker’s Allowance sanctions early warning trial evaluation: qualitative report'.
  13. Added 'Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: National roll-out evaluation'.
  14. Added 'Universal Credit managed migration and reduced Housing Benefit backdating period: Local Authority Insight Survey Wave 33'.
  15. Added 'DWP claimant service and experience survey 2016 to 2017'.
  16. Added 'Greater Manchester Working Well: early impact assessment'.
  17. Added 'Perinatal pilots for delivery of relationship advice: an evaluation'.
  18. Added 'Pension charges survey 2016: charges in defined contribution pension schemes'.
  19. Added 'Automatic enrolment: qualitative research with small and micro employers'.
  20. Added 'Youth Employment Initiative: process evaluation'.
  21. Added 'Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme: first phase (FERIS1)'.
  22. Added: 'Universal Credit: understanding how it influences employment behaviour', 'DWP employer experience survey 2015 to 2016' and 'Universal Credit test and learn evaluation: families'.
  23. Added 'Employment and Support Allowance trials 2015'.
  24. Added 'Support for Mortgage Interest: attitudes towards taking the support as a loan' and 'Support for Mortgage Interest: mortgage borrowing and claiming in retirement'.
  25. Added 'Drug and alcohol dependency: employment support' and 'Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes: claimants' views'.
  26. Added the following research reports to 2017: Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings (RR938), Older workers and the workplace: evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey (RR939) and Employer experiences of recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers: qualitative research (RR940).
  27. Added 'Independent Living Fund: post-closure review' (RR934).
  28. Added 'Local authority insight research: wave 32' (RR936).
  29. Added 'DWP claimant service and experience survey 2015 to 2016' (RR943).
  30. Added 'Child Support Agency case closure outcomes survey' and 'Child Maintenance Service Direct Pay clients survey' to the collection.
  31. Added 'Evaluation of Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools programme: Pathfinder evaluation' (RR932).
  32. Added 'The banking needs of Universal Credit claimants: the potential role of budgeting accounts'.
  33. Added 'Help and support for separated families innovation fund evaluation'.
  34. Added two new reports: 'Intensive Activity Programme trial evaluation' (RR925) and 'Supervised Jobsearch Pilots trial evaluation' (RR928).
  35. Added the following reports: 'Qualitative evaluation of the DWP Innovation Fund: final report (RR922)', 'Growing the social investment market: update on SIFI social investment (RR923)' and 'Evaluation of the prepaid card live test report' (RR926).
  36. Added 'Discretionary Housing Payments, temporary accommodation and Universal Support delivered locally: local authority insight survey wave 31'.
  37. Added 'ESF 2007 to 2013: evaluation of the second half of the programme'.
  38. Added 'Sector-based work academies: a quantitative impact assessment' and 'Work experience: a quantitative impact assessment'.
  39. Added 'Employers' pension provision survey 2015'.
  40. Added 'DWP claimant service and experience survey'.
  41. Added 'European Social Fund (ESF) support for families with multiple problems evaluation' and 'New Enterprise Allowance survey' to the collection.
  42. Added report about the in-work progression advice trial evaluation.
  43. Added 'Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy evaluation: final report' and 'Pension charges survey 2015: charges in defined contribution pension schemes'.
  44. Added evaluation of the plans for the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund (ESF) Programme in England (RR910).
  45. Added research report RR908 'Attitudes and behaviours of self-employed child maintenance clients and barriers to paying child maintenance'.
  46. Published research report 'Review of the Merlin Standard'.
  47. Added 2 new reports: 'Group Work’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation and 'Telephone Support’ psychological wellbeing and work feasibility pilot evaluation.
  48. Published research reports on: 'Fit for Work: evaluation of the 2010 to 2013 pilots final report', 'Child poverty: exploring the routes into and out of poverty', 'Health and wellbeing at work: survey of employees' and 'Understanding the journeys from work to Employment and Support Allowance'.
  49. Published 'Automatic enrolment: qualitative research with employers staging in 2014' report.
  50. Published evaluation reports about the Direct Payment Demonstration Projects and the Work Programme.
  51. Published benefit cap evaluation reports.
  52. Published evaluation of the Day One Support for Young People trailblazer.
  53. Published automatic enrolment evaluation report 2014.
  54. Published qualitative research about the development of the new State Pension.
  55. Published Universal Credit Pathfinder Evaluation
  56. Added DWP claimant service and experience survey 2013 (RR884)
  57. Published new research report about exploring future GP referrals to Fit for Work (RR883).
  58. Published research about the early evaluation of the Personal Independence Payment new claims process, household finances of Carers Allowance recipients and Direct Payment Demonstration Projects.
  59. Published research reports: 'Small employer recruitment practices' and 'DWP employer engagement and experience survey 2013'.
  60. Published employers' pension provision survey 2013.
  61. Published research reports: "Local authority insight survey: wave 25", "Local Housing Allowance: monitoring the impact of changes" and "Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: interim report".
  62. Added 2 research repoprts to the collection: 'Making decisions about work in low-income couple households' and 'Provision of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes'.
  63. Added new research report: "Defined Ambition pensions: consumer perspectives".
  64. New research report added: Additional Voluntary National Insurance Contributions at State Pension age: results from an online survey
  65. Added new research report: Sorting out separation web app – evaluation of effectiveness.
  66. New report: Automatic enrolment: experiences of workers who have opted out - a qualitative research study added
  67. Published reports: 'Youth Contract: customers' experiences' and 'Youth Contract wage incentive: wave 2 research'.
  68. Published new research report about defined contribution pension schemes: landscape and charges survey 2013.
  69. New Research Report 'Study into average civil compensation in mesothelioma cases' added
  70. New report added: Additional voluntary National Insurance contributions at State Pension age
  71. Research report 726 March 2011 added to list of publications
  72. Added the DWP report: Telephonic support to facilitate return to work: what works, how and when? (RR853)
  73. Added research report 'Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation: interim results from the Universal Credit claimant survey, wave 1'.
  74. Added research reports - 852 - The Jobcentre Plus Offer: final evaluation report and 854 - Automatic Enrolment evaluation report 2013.
  75. New research, Public perceptions of the removal of the spare room subsidy, added
  76. New reseach document, Automatic enrolment: Qualitative research with large employers, added to page.
  77. First published.