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).