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EMAR (Employment Market Analysis and Research)

Employment Market Analysis and Research (EMAR) publications, reports and research, including background to the Workplace Employment Relations Survey

Employment Market Analysis and Research (EMAR) is as a team of economists, social researchers and statisticians.

Their role is to provide the evidence base for good policy making in employment relations, labour market and equality and discrimination at work. They do this through:

  • conducting periodic socio-economic benchmark surveys
  • commissioning external research projects and reports
  • conducting in-house research and analysis
  • assessing the regulatory impact of new employment laws and programmes
  • monitoring and evaluating of the impact of government policies

 Background to some of EMAR's work areas can be found on these sites:

EMAR publications

Employment Relations Research Series

EMARs research results are publicly disseminated through the Employment Relations Research Series. All reports are available to download free-of-charge.

BIS publications - Employment Relations Research Series

Data Sets

To facilitate secondary research and to preserve its data for the future EMAR deposits its major survey datasets with the UK Data Archive (UKDA). Researchers, students and teachers from any field, organisation or country may register with the UKDA to download datasets and supporting documentation.

UK Data Archive - BIS dataset 

Employment Relations Occassional Papers

In addition to its Employment Relations Research Series, EMAR publish an Employment Relations Occasional Papers series. These are available as electronic downloads but are not published in hard copy. Current publications in this series and other EMAR reports can be accessed below.

BIS publications - Employment Relations Occasional publications

Carrying out research projects

Research projects are normally contracted out to independent research organisations, academics and consultancies following a competitive tendering process. The Department welcomes expressions of interest in specific projects, but these must demonstrate research experience of direct relevance to the particular project. The Department reserves the right to draw up its own lists of potential contractors, and submission of an expression of interest does not guarantee receipt of an invitation to tender.

Expressions of interest should be forwarded in writing, to:

Employment Market Analysis & Research Branch
Labour Market Directorate (3rd Floor, Abbey 2)
Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
1 Victoria Street

Guidance on employment law

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