DWP Telephone Assessments
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments and Work Capability Assessments (WCA) included a face-to-face element to provide evidence towards the benefit decision. Since the introduction of the lockdown measures in March 2020 the usual face-to-face medical assessments were temporarily suspended and replaced with telephone assessments.
Monitoring socioeconomic and mental health trajectories through the COVID-19 pandemic
This research investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s mental health and financial situation, and how this differs among different groups of the UK population.
A qualitative research study of individuals’ decumulation journeys
Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: Intra-household distribution of resources
Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) has been measuring and tracking changes in people’s social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland since 1999.
The survey is a critical gauge of public opinion, and is used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics.
Access to Post
Citizens Advice commissioned NatCen to conduct research into post insecurity in the UK: what is the extent of post insecurity in the UK, who is most affected, and what are the impacts?
Transport and inequality
The Department for Transport commissioned NatCen to conduct a rapid evidence assessment on the links between transport and inequality.
Parents’ experiences of claiming the childcare element of Universal Credit
Save the Children UK commissioned NatCen to conduct a qualitative research study to explore parents’ experiences of claiming the childcare element of UC in England.
Lifetime gifting: reliefs, exemptions and behaviours
This research aimed to understand gifting behaviours among the British population.
Analysis of house prices at the local level
This project investigates the relationship between income and housing at the local level, using estimates of small area income produced from consumer data . This exploratory analysis looks at the potential for further research into house prices in small geographical areas.
What can we learn from Small Area Income Estimates?
This project assesses existing estimates of income in England using new small area income estimates produced using consumer data. The Acxiom income estimates and CAMEO Postcode Classifications are compared with existing income estimates, produced by the Family Resources Survey and the Office for National Statistics. The aim of the project is to assess the reliability of estimates based on consumer data for analysis by social scientists.