Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
Case studies that give a flavour of the areas where IFS research has an impact on society.
Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
A peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing articles by academics and practitioners.
Our researchers frequently appear on radio and television news bulletins, discussion programmes ranging from Newsnight to Westminster Hour, and consumer shows from You and Yours to Moneybox. And we crunch the numbers for the BBC budget coverage. In the written press, we are quoted more than once a day on average, and write for publications ranging from the Guardian to the Daily Mail to the FT.
Policymakers and politicians
We meet regularly with policymakers across Whitehall, from the Downing Street Strategy Unit to the Department for International Development. We give evidence to parliamentary select committees and brief MPs ahead of each Budget. The International Monetary Fund, the OECD and policymakers from other countries also consult us regularly.
Our active corporate members include the CBI and TUC, trade associations, unions and businesses. We talk to the 100 Group of leading UK companies about corporate tax and to city analysts about the public finances. Lawyers and tax professionals sit on our ruling council and tax law review committee.
We have a large international family of research associates. We participate in several EU research networks and have close links with the US National Bureau of Economic Research. Staff write for and edit leading journals.
Public and pressure groups
Students, teachers and members of the public make great use of our website. Policy campaigners - such as the Child Poverty Action Group - often use our research as ammunition.
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