Research and analysis

Awareness and impact of the Employment Allowance: research with small employers

Research to understand employer awareness and knowledge of the Employment Allowance, their experiences of claiming it and the impact of the allowance.

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The main objective of this research was to understand how small employers had been affected by the introduction of the Employment Allowance. The aims were to understand:

  • awareness and knowledge of Employment Allowance
  • experiences of claiming Employment Allowance
  • the impact of Employment Allowance
  • issues associated with not claiming Employment Allowance.

This report contains findings from 1,031 claimants of Employment Allowance and 500 non-claimants. The report outlines the findings from the survey with these employers and the qualitative follow-up interviews with 10 claimants and 10 non-claimants. All those interviewed were small employers (those with <50 employees).