Meeting Scotland’s child poverty reduction targets

This project looks at the relative effectiveness of childcare, employability programmes and social security levers in achieving the child poverty reduction targets

Housing costs and child poverty

This project utilise the IPPR tax-benefit model to model the effects, at a household level, of changes to housing policy, accounting for the complexities in the benefit system.

Exploring the frontiers of microsimulation

Tax-benefit microsimulation modelling is a well-established technique used in many countries around the world for estimating the fiscal, distributional and poverty effects of policy change in the tax and benefit system

Providing advice on building a dynamic microsimulation modelling for non-communicable diseases

The Health Foundation REAL Centre is working with the University of Liverpool to build a dynamic microsimulation model of non-communicable diseases to allow analysis of future demand for healthcare.

Assessing the impact on poverty of changes to the Local Housing Allowance

This will provide the first definitive view of the impact that the changes to the Local Housing Allowance over the past decade have had on poverty

Work incentives in the tax and benefit system

This project will identify where, and why, work incentives remain poor for so many people by conducting a comprehensive study of work incentives throughout the tax and benefit system

Social Media, Youth and Consumption of Cultural Spaces (LOCUS)

LOCUS explores young people’s interactions with cultural spaces through the lens of social media consumption. This project investigates to what extent young people’s social media consumption transforms cultural spaces to “performative spaces” and how young people’s engagement with such spaces enacts their digital identities.

Institute for Employability Professionals Summit 2023

Ashwin Kumar is giving a keynote address at the Institute of Employment Professionals annual Summit 2023 on 15 June 2023. He will be speaking about the need for good jobs, not just any job.

Doing Gig Work – Illustrated Material Published

Publication aims to raise awareness about the platform-based gig economy

PERU’s Professor Ashwin Kumar gives evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee

PERU’s Professor Ashwin Kumar has been cited by The Guardian regarding the distributional effect of the government’s recent ‘fiscal event’

Project co-led by PERU is one of 11 new European Research Infrastructures

Growing Up In Digital Europe (GUIDE), which is co-led by PERU has been included in the latest revision of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures) 2021 Roadmap

The Big Life Group – Multi Modal Practitioner (MMP) evaluation

In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.

Policy failure or f***up: homelessness and welfare reform in England

Homelessness and welfare reform in England

In-work progression

Response to Department for Work and Pensions call for evidence and good practice on in-work progression.

In-work poverty: low pay, productivity and gender – Professor Ashwin Kumar’s Inaugral Lecture

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University | Mon 15 June 2020

Modelling the Economic Impact of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland

A report, co-authored by researchers from the Fraser of Allander Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University and IPPR Scotland, looks at the costs and benefits of implementing a basic income in Scotland and the channels through which it may impact upon the economy.

Doing gig work: Social implications of platform-based food deliveries

This research aims to study the platform-based gig economy and its reconfiguration of urban spaces by investigating the management, solidarity and resistance of cycle couriers in three European cities: Manchester, Lyon (France) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

Modelling the effects of the tax and benefit system

PERU maintains and develops the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) Tax-Benefit Model, which is a tax-benefit microsimulation model used by the IPPR, Resolution Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, New Economics Foundation, and Legatum Institute.

Modelling the economic impacts of a Citizen’s Basic Income in Scotland

The aim of this project was to estimate the economic impacts if a Citizen’s Basic Income were implemented throughout Scotland.

Benefit changes drive increase in homelessness from rented housing

New resarch by the Policy Evauation and Research Unit, commissioned by the Residentail Landlords Association, is released today.

How Could Brexit Affect Poverty in the UK?

This briefing analyses Brexit’s potential impact on families in poverty, along with other forces that could help or hinder efforts to solve UK poverty.

European Cohort Development Project (ECDP)

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is a Design Study which will create the specification and business case for a European Research Infrastructure that will provide, over the next 25 years, comparative longitudinal survey data on child and young adult well-being.

Globalisation and sticky prices: ‘con’ or conundrum

With reference to a case study which illustrates the existence of segmented markets and international price discrimination, this paper develops a theoretical model of comparative advantage in which domestic prices may be sticky.

Effective de-commissioning: the flip-side of effective commissioning

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University Location: Manchester, Uk | Wed 21 October 2015

How to Run the Country Manual

The step-by-step guide to running Great Britain