The Economic Impact of Brexit-induced Reductions in Migration

Two issues dominated the UK's Brexit referendum debate: immigration and the economy. But the nature of discussion of these two topics was very different, and to a large extent compartmentalised. During the campaign, there was extensive discussion of the economic impact of Brexit on the UK economy. Detailed projections, under different scenarios for the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship, were produced by HM Treasury, the
IMF and OECD, among others (HM Treasury, 2016; International Monetary Fund, 2016; OECD, 2016).

Estimating the financial costs of pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination and disadvantage

In 2016, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published two GB-wide reports exploring a programme of research to investigate the prevalence and nature of pregnancy discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace (Adams et al., 2016a and b). They reported findings from surveys carried out with 3,034 employers and 3,254 mothers, and covered the views and experiences of employers and mothers on a range of issues related to managing pregnancy, maternity leave and mothers returning to work.

National Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme: National Impact Study Report

The purpose of the analysis upon which this report is based was to estimate the impact of participation in the initial phase of the Troubled Families programme on a range of outcomes encompassing benefit receipt, employment, educational participation, child welfare and offending. This analysis estimates the impact of programme participation on these outcomes, relative to non-participation.

National Evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme - Final Synthesis Report

In January 2013, Ecorys was commissioned by Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to lead a consortium providing an independent evaluation of the Phase One Troubled Families Programme1 . The evaluation included process, impact and economic strands of work, culminating in a set of final reports in September 2015. This report presents the overall summative findings from the evaluation.

Neurodiversity at work

This report seeks to identify policies and practices which ensure the integration of people with the following neurological conditions into mainstream employment: 

  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Autism
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia

The report, in addition, aims to ensure that the benefits of having a ‘neurodiverse’ workforce are fully-realised.

This research was undertaken for ACAS

Modelling Poverty - Technical development of the LINDA model for policy analysis

This report describes the tasks that have been undertaken to adapt an existing model developed at the National Institute for use as part of the JRF programme to develop anti-poverty strategies for the UK. Discussion focusses upon LINDA, a structural dynamic microsimulation model of the UK population cross-section that the National Institute delivered to HM Revenue and Customs and Treasury in 2014.

Employers’ responses to Brexit: The perspective of employers in low skilled sectors

The EU referendum gave an equal say to all eligible voters but some had more of a stake in the outcome than others, among them employers of EU migrants. Between the end of 2015 and early 2016 we interviewed 24 employers in the low skilled sectors of food and drink, hospitality and construction about free movement and the implications of a Leave vote, publishing our findings in April.

Work Programme: factors associated with differences in the relative effectiveness of prime providers

This research looks at whether characteristics of Work Programme delivery organisations are associated with performance outcomes achieved.

Inequality among lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender groups in the UK: a review of evidence

This evidence review was commissioned by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to identify the nature of inequality and relative disadvantage experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people in the UK. Its purpose was to support the development and targeting of policies intended to remove barriers to LGB&T equality. It builds upon three previous reviews1 to critically assess the nature, robustness and strength of evidence in order to highlight differences among and between LGB&T groups, as well as other relevant comparators.

The EU Referendum and Fiscal Impact On Low Income Households

We assess the impact of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) on benefit and tax credit receipts of low income households using detailed fiscal and population data. First, we quantify the effect of leaving the EU on the UK fiscal position from two major sources: (i) the impact on national income and (ii) possible changes in migration. We also account for changes in net contributions to the EU budget. We use a range of possible national income and migration scenarios as inputs for our model estimates.