How we work
The starting point for our work is always the data - our work is firmly evidence-based. The key to our approach is to tell stories with the numbers we analyse to illuminate the issues. The words are at least as important as the numbers.
We are always keen to collaborate with other researchers to bring together different areas of expertise. Our recent portfolio includes work on poverty and social exclusion, energy-efficient homes, pensions and public sector funding across the UK.
NPI also run the website counciltaxsupport.org
, providing the latest information about the reform of council tax benefit.
- We have recently begun work on a new London's Poverty Profile, due for publication this autumn. One focus of the report will be welfare reform, and the impact it has had on the capital
- We are producing a report for Unison analysing trends in the water industry, due for publication in Spring. This research evaluates the performance of the industry, including looking at changes in ownership and controversial issues such as profits, taxes and dividends.
- With IPSOS Mori we are carrying out an evaluation of the Welsh Government's Child Poverty Strategy. This piece of work involves quantitative and qualitative work to assess progress made in Wales towards reducing child poverty, and how this compares to other parts of the UK.
- We are also working with partners from the University of Kent and the University of Ulster, reviewing the evidence on poverty, disability, ill health and long term conditions.
- With Shelter and JRF we published a market assessment of housing for older people. It looked at the projected trends in housing availability for older people. What is the current extent of the specialist housing stock and how well does it match demand? Read the report here and the findings here
- Our work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is also ongoing. In January, we published our most recent report on poverty and social exclusion in Scotland. Read it here. Our latest UK report is here
Our track record
In the last few years, we have produced analytical reports for a range of clients in the public, private and third sectors, including
British Red Cross
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
City Parochial Foundation/ Trust for London
Children's Workforce Development Council
eaga Partnership Trust
Energy Retail Association
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The Raynor Foundation (now Catch 22)
Save the Children
Office for Fair Trading
Welsh Assembly Government
Read more about this work on our publications page
We have also contributed to public commissions on
The Low Review of personal mobility in state funded residential care
House of Lords review of the Barnett Formula
Treasury Select Committee
Welsh Child Poverty Strategy group
Northern Ireland Independent Water Review Panel