This report looks at two very current issues in social policy – life satisfaction and trust in others. These issues link into a number of debates, particularly how we measure the progress and impact of policy in a more rounded way and how we can reverse the apparent decline in feelings of community cohesion and citizenship.
The analysis uses data from the 2001 wave of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), and it was initially conducted as part of a project for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit at the Cabinet Office.
The main aims are to identify which factors are most associated with life satisfaction and trust in others, and then to segment the population into groups, to look particularly at the extremes – who are the most and least trusting and happy people?
Evaluating Making Tax Digital’s impact on record-keeping behaviour and scope for error among small businesses
Ipsos MORI was commissioned by HMRC to undertake qualitative research with small businesses to understand the impact that Making Tax Digital has had on their record-keeping behaviour and scope for error when preparing VAT submissions.
Families’ and childcare providers’ perceptions of the impact of Tax-Free Childcare
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) commissioned Ipsos MORI to undertake qualitative research with parents and childcare providers across the UK to explore the impact of two government childcare initiatives: Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) and funded hours.