Our goal at the Institute for Fiscal Studies is to promote effective economic and social policies by better understanding how policies affect individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances.

IFS is looking for a Head of Finance

As Head of Finance reporting into the IFS Director, you will take full responsibility for the finance function and bring both assurance and innovation to the financial management, reporting and control of IFS.

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2015 Summer Budget

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Summer Budget on 8 July – the first Budget from a Conservative government for almost 19 years. The Institute for Fiscal Studies presented its analysis of the Budget on Thursday 9 July. Presentations from the event are available online.

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The Budget’s student finance proposals

Two major changes to student finance were proposed in the Budget. The replacement of maintenance grants by loans from 2016–17 will raise debt for the poorest students, but do little to improve government finances in the long run. The proposed freezing of the repayment threshold for loans, on the other hand, will – if implemented – significantly improve government finances because it will result in an increase in graduate repayments.

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