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.

Corporate tax avoidance: where next for policy and practice?

Every two years, IFS holds a residential conference, aiming to facilitate high-level knowledge exchange between practitioners, policymakers and academics on key areas of policy and practice. This year, 9-10 September in Oxford, we will consider how anti-avoidance measures are designed, how governments’ and businesses’ perspectives on tax avoidance are changing, and what we can expect from international efforts going forward.

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New research on graduate earnings

What and where you study matter for graduate earnings – but so does parents’ income. These are some of the key findings from a new IFS working paper, written by researchers at the IFS, UCL Institute of Education, Harvard and Cambridge and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

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A guide to the EU budget

In a new report and interactive online tool IFS researchers provide an explanation of how the EU budget works, its size, where revenues come from and what the main areas of spending are. They also provide an estimate of the UK’s net contributions to the EU. The overall net contribution will be a little over £8 billion a year going forward, though it fluctuates from year to year and was £7.5 billion in 2012, £9.1 billion in 2013 and £5.7 billion in 2014.

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