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.

The Impact of Possible Migration Scenarios after ‘Brexit’ on the State Pension System

Commissioned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), the purpose of this paper is to explore the impacts of changes in migration flows – in particular, those resulting from possible migration policy changes after a UK exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (EU) – on the finances of the UK state pension system. 

An Evaluation of JRF’s Minimum Income Standards Programme

This report independently evaluates Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Minimum Income Standards (MIS) programme 2008 to date. 

Jonathan Portes Testimony to PACAC

Written evidence submitted by Jonathan Portes (EUM 01) to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into data sharing and the use of administrative records to provide enhanced statistics

The impact of free movement on the labour market: case studies of hospitality, food processing and construction

This report is an in-depth study of three sectors employing large numbers of EU migrants – hospitality, food and drink, and construction – and finds employers concerned about their ability to fill vacancies if free movement of labour is reduced or comes to an end. Some are also worried that any EU workers they currently employ would lose their right to live and work in the UK in the event of Brexit. 

The research also reveals that:

Changing the debate: video animation on the impact of immigration on the UK

Opinion polls have shown for some time that the public sees immigration as one of the most important issues facing Britain (Ipsos Mori, 2015). At the same time, public understanding of evidence on the economic impacts of immigration is poor and strongly influenced by the media. This in turn affects the quality and content of public debate and the policy formulation process. The question behind this report is whether attitudes towards immigration can be influenced by evidence, presented in a simple and straightforward way, through a short video animation.

UK skills and productivity in an international context

A nation's prosperity depends largely on its ability to raise the level of its productivity. The education level of its workforce, and how effectively the skills are used in the production processes, are considered important factors in this process. In this report we investigate the extent to which skills have contributed to recent productivity performance in the UK. We do this within a cross-country framework, where we compare the UK's productivity trajectories with those of other close competitors.

Evaluating the impact of UKTI trade services on the performance of supported firms

Report to UK Trade and Investment

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides a range of services to help UK firms export or expanding their exports. The main objective of this study is to investigate the impact that UKTI help has had on the performance of businesses that take up these services.