personal finance

Women and personal finance : the reality of the gender gap (Consumer research 7)

Study investigating how women's life stages and work and family experiences affect their long-term financial needs and how the changing role of women in society impacts on these.

Parent's Guide to Money

Report of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Parent's Guide to Money, a file of information put together to help prospective parents review and arrange their finances.

Housing choices and issues for young people in the UK

Review providing a synthesis of recent youth research with a specific bearing on the housing transitions of young people in the UK and highlighting some of the most important concerns of young people in connection with housing.

The costs of child poverty for individuals and society : a literature review

Report reviewing the evidence on the impacts of poverty on individuals growing up in industrialised OECD countries in the areas of health, education, employment, behaviour, finance, relationships and subjective well-being.

Supporting someone to manage money : a guide for carers

Booklet intended to provide people with caring roles with information and advice on how to manage the personal finances of the person they are supporting.

Money advice for vulnerable groups: final evaluation report

Report presenting the findings of an evaluation of eleven Scottish Executive funded pilot projects to test approaches to improving the accessibility and availability of money advice services for vulnerable groups.

The report bases its findings on an interim report and separate reports for each of the pilot projects.

Qualitative evaluation of the Jobseeker Mandatory Activity (JMA)

This report presents the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the Jobseeker Mandatory Activity (JMA) pilot. The JMA provided extra support to help Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claimants back into the labour market.

The focus was on those aged 25 years or more that had been claiming benefits for six months. The intervention comprised a three-day work-focused course delivered by external providers followed by three Jobcentre Plus personal adviser interviews. The pilot was tested in ten areas over a two-year period with the first customers entering provision in April 2006.

Financial Services Authority

Website of the FSA which contains news, information and advice on all aspects of personal finance.