The 2015 ESA trials: A synthesis of qualitative research with claimants

Roy Derek Sainsbury, Becci Newton

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The report evaluates trials of three forms of additional support for ESA claimants. The additional support included voluntary early intervention, the Claimant Commitment, more intensive support for people leaving the Work Programme. The additional support aimed to help claimants progress towards the labour market. The trials were launched in spring 2015 as part of a wider package of ESA reforms.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
Commissioning bodyDepartment of Work and Pensions
Number of pages123
ISBN (Electronic)9781911003533
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Work Programme
  • welfare to work

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