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  • Who loses? The impact of planned universal credit cuts.

    An analysis of data from the Family Resources survey, modelling the medium-term impact of the planned reversal of temporary COVID-19 benefit policies, once universal credit is fully rolled out

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2021

  • Prize-Linked Savings and Financially Vulnerable Americans

    A survey of low- and medium-income households in the US, exploring the potential of prize-linked savings products

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Saving

    Country/Countries: United States

    Year of publication: 2011

  • Retirement saving in the UK 2020

    An insight report based on data from members of NEST, the National Employment Savings Trust, covering members’ experiences of saving in the Nest pension scheme

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Pensions and Retirement Planning

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2021

  • A review of change & innovation in unsecured credit market

    A review and qualitative research investigation of the market for unsecured credit in the UK, and the impact of coronavirus, commissioned by the FCA

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2021

  • The poverty premium: A customer perspective.

    A literature review, plus survey and focus groups with people living in low-income households to understand the poverty premium – the concept that poor people pay more for essentials.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Doorway to debt: Protecting consumers in the home credit market

    An analysis of Citizen’s Advice client data, and a modelling exercise to assess the impact of a total-cost cap on home credit loans.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2018

  • The wellbeing effects of debt and debt-related factors

    A literature review and data analysis of the relationship between debt and subjective wellbeing, using data from a longitudinal British survey on wealth and assets

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: England, Scotland, Wales, United States

    Year of publication: 2020

  • The forgotten generation? Retirement income prospects GenX

    An interim report based on a survey and qualitative panels with people in the UK aged 40-55 about their retirement prospects.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Pensions and Retirement Planning

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Financial education affects knowledge and behaviour

    A review and analysis of randomised controlled trials into the effects of financial education on financial literacy and financial behaviour.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Financial Education

    Country/Countries: Other (32 counties)

    Year of publication: 2020

  • What works to improve wellbeing across interventions

    A review of impact evaluations to assess the use of the ONS24 measures of personal wellbeing: How are they being used, what is the quality of the impact evaluations and what are the key findings?

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Understanding financial wellbeing through banking data

    A study of the relationship between subjective financial wellbeing, measured by responses of survey respondents, and objective financial wellbeing, measured by the same respondents’ bank account data

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • COVID-19 and the low paid: Analysis of Labour Force Survey

    A study based on data from the Labour Force Survey, with a focus on low paid workers, to see if they have been disproportionately affected in the early days of COVID-19

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Coronavirus financial impact tracker: safety nets

    Analysis of the impact of government schemes to support workers during coronavirus, based on a tracking survey of UK households.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Coping with housing costs during the coronavirus crisis

    A spotlight on how people are coping with housing costs, based on a survey of 6,005 UK working-age adults to assess the impact of coronavirus on various aspects of life.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Experiences of families living below Minimum Income Standard

    A qualitative study of the experiences of families in England living below the Minimum Income Standard (a benchmark based on things that the public agree that households need)

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: England

    Year of publication: 2016

  • Locating credit and debt within an anti-poverty strategy

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2015

  • COVID-19 and the career prospects of young people

    A review of data and literature on the UK labour market to assess the impact of coronavirus on young people’s career prospects

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Financial Capability

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • Findings on family income & spending from coronavirus survey

    A survey and analysis of 6,005 UK working-age adults to assess the impact of coronavirus on living standards, according to family income quartile.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • The effects of coronavirus on household finances

    An analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on household finances in the UK, using data from a budgeting app to show income and earning loss between March and May 2020.

    Evidence type: Insight i

    Topics: Budgeting and Keeping Track

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom

    Year of publication: 2020

  • A review of credit card literature

    A review of the literature on consumer credit card use, to inform policy implementers in consumer protection in the UK market.

    Evidence type: Review i

    Topics: Credit Use and Debt

    Country/Countries: United Kingdom, United States

    Year of publication: 2015