We have a long and successful history working on a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects in this field with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HMRC, in the areas of labour market research, disability and employment, and housing benefit and work related behaviours.
General labour market research
In the area of Welfare to Work, our experience spans more than a decade, dating back to our work on the New Deal for Young People (NDYP) in 1998. We also have expert knowledge of Jobcentre Plus, its stakeholders, and the experiences of its customers.
Current and recent projects in this field include:
- Piloting the Australian Jobseeker Classification Instrument (JSCI) in a UK context
- Measuring burdens experienced by JSA claimants
- Insight into stakeholder partners’ views of Jobcentre Plus
- Evaluation of the Adult Learning Option
- Evaluation of the basic skills mandatory training pilot
- Evaluation of work-focused interviews for partners and enhanced New Deal for partners
- Evaluation of StepUP
Disability, health, well being and carers
TNS BMRB has a strong track record of research into disability and related issues, including specific projects in the field of work and employment:
- Cabinet Office Social Exclusion Task Force and the Department of Health: exploring the pathways into settled accommodation and employment for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues.
- The Disability Element of Working Tax Credit: a study for HMRC to explore the relationship between respondents’ disabilities, the tax credit system and paid employment.
TNS BMRB has conducted research for DWP exploring whether Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit act as incentives to move into work, as well as evaluation work in relation to choice-based lettings.
For further information on our experience in the field of Pensions please click here.