Find out about the Federation’s project to assess the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms on housing associations and tenants.
A key part of the Federation’s work on welfare reform is to monitor and evaluate the impacts of the welfare reforms on our members and their tenants.
As part of this, we appointed Ipsos MORI and the University of Cambridge to carry out a sector-wide assessment. The project began in 2012 with the publication of baselines with the final reports due to be published in January 2015.
This research provides evidence for the concerns we and our members have been voicing since the changes were first proposed. Armed with this information, we will be able to make a stronger case in our lobbying and public affairs work, highlighting the key issues in implementing the policy, and to influence future government thinking.
Welfare reform impact assessment: Final report - January 2015
This final report, produced by the Federation, provides an overview of the findings from qualitative interviews and surveys of housing associations and tenants.
If you would like to read more detailed findings from this final stage, there are also the following full reports:
Impact of welfare reforms on housing associations: Effects and responses by landlords - Ipsos MORI final report based on an online survey of housing associations undertaken in autumn 2014.
The impact of welfare reforms on housing association tenants - tenant case studies by Ipsos MORI
Reality dawns – the impact of welfare reform on housing associations – the third case study report by Cambridge University.
Ipsos MORI research report looking at the impacts of welfare reform specifically from the tenant perspective.
Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research report based on in-depth interviews looking at how housing associations have responded to changes.
Ipsos MORI case study report looking at how tenants have prepared for, and reacted to changes including the bedroom tax.
Impact of welfare reforms on housing associations - February 2014
Ipsos MORI findings are based on a survey of housing associations and present the impacts of the reforms in the six months from April 2013
This is a Cambridge University case study survey based on in-depth interviews with 15 housing associations.
This is a tenant-focused report combining new data from the survey of housing associations last autumn and new in-depth interviews with tenants.
This first report established baseline data against which to compare the effects of the reforms when they come into force.
There are also regional supplements to this report.