USoc Query SEISS
Dear Usoc Team,
I work for HMRC on the evaluation of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). I’m hoping you can help me with a query I have about the Understanding Society study and supplementary COVID questionnaire.
I’m currently doing some work to understand whether data from external surveys are likely to be suitably robust at the self-employed level for use in our evaluation. I’ve looked through your website and see that it will be necessary to sign up to the UK Data Service before being able to access your data. As my work is fast paced, I’m hoping you will be able to answer a few questions I have in advance of me applying for this accreditation.
• Please can you provide information on the respondent base sizes that you achieved in your most recent wave? (Base for working age adults / for the self-employed / for claimants of SEISS)
• Is the COVID survey data matched back at a respondent level to your main longitudinal survey data?
Apologies if this isn’t a straightforward request. Any help you can provide is extremely appreciated!