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FSA Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) Audit of Display and Business Survey 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) wanted evidence of the impact of funding community-based activities, intended to improve vaccine uptake in local areas with high levels of vaccine hesitancy.

Establishing the impact of community-based activities to improve Covid-19 vaccine uptake

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) wanted evidence of the impact of funding community-based activities, intended to improve vaccine uptake in local areas with high levels of vaccine hesitancy.

Breaking new ground by creating a picture of Occupational Health provision in the UK

The Work and Health Unit (WHU) wanted to fill an evidence gap around what the ‘big picture’ of UK Occupational Health (OH) and work-related Musculoskeletal (MSK) provision in the UK looked like.

Measuring the impact of locally-tailored activities to create stronger, more-integrated communities (in the face of disruption caused by the pandemic)

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) wanted to measure the impacts of locally-tailored activities designed to create stronger, more-integrated communities.

Helping the DWP better understand support needs of claimants with disabilities

IFF brought together a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches to deliver an audience segmentation that enabled the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to work in a more targeted way with a group of benefit claimants, about which relatively little had previously been known.

Apprenticeship evaluation: learner and employer surveys (2011-2021)

Apprenticeships are a key part of DfE’s skills and technical education strategy aimed at increasing productivity, supporting growth, giving individuals from all backgrounds opportunities, and helping businesses develop the skills of their workforce. The Apprenticeship Evaluation survey is the department’s key source of information on the experiences of apprentices and employers.

Randomised control trials of innovative early interventions in employment disputes

Acas developed a series of early interventions in the employment dispute resolution system. They wanted to know the impact of each intervention, their operations and their overall impact.

Helping the government understand why some people weren’t following COVID-19 guidance

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) needed in-depth data on why six social groups were less likely to follow the UK’s coronavirus guidance to quickly inform thinking about the evolving approach to the pandemic, across the UK government.

Investigative research on alternative provision

The Department for Education wanted to understand what schools do to prevent exclusions and off-site direction, schools’ relationship with alternative provision (AP), and practices in AP settings.

Assessing the impacts of community-based English for Speakers of Other Languages provision

The Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities wanted to find out how effectively their ESOL for Integration Fund had been delivered and what impacts it had for people with no or little English language skills.

Innovate UK assesses progress of scheme to support innovative businesses

Innovate UK needed to conduct an interim evaluation of the Innovation Loan programme, a pilot scheme providing repayable financial support to innovative businesses they may otherwise not have been able to secure.

Longitudinal study of child and family social workers

Requiring insight to help resolve issues around recruitment, progression and retention within child and family social work, the Department for Education commissioned a five-year longitudinal research project.

The Annual Survey of Goods and Services: ONS survey covering the services sector

ONS commissioned IFF Research to develop a new online survey in 2017, collecting highly detailed data on turnover generated by businesses in the services sector, replacing the paper-based Services Turnover Survey.

Beyond: A blueprint for customer experience excellence

Beyond Housing were developing a new Customer Experience Blueprint to underpin how it delivers services. To inform it, they were looking to really understand how customers were interacting with them throughout the full lifecycle as a Beyond customer.

Evidence that subject-level TEF can enhance teaching quality, but at what cost to academic staff?

Following the introduction of subject-level TEF in 2017 the Office for Students wanted to measure its performance from their year 2 pilot to enable further development of the framework before a full sector roll out in 2020.

Graduate Outcomes: the UK’s biggest annual social survey

Graduate Outcomes is the largest social survey in the UK, capturing the perspectives and the current status of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. Running since 2018, IFF supports HESA to collect almost 400,000 responses each year.