Rapid Evidence Assessments (REAs) are being piloted by POST as a mechanism for improving the conduct of scrutiny in Parliament. They are summaries of the available research literature that are based on a rapid but comprehensive search of academic databases. REAs are not as exhaustive as a systematic review.

During the pilot, POST is working in partnership with researchers from UK universities to produce each REA to inform Parliament’s work. You can read the latest REAs below.

While each REA has been produced in consultation with POST, they are not, and should not be relied on as, advice. Read our disclaimer to find out more.

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