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.
This section has details of yearly rates and allowances for benefits available in the UK, going back as far as 1939. Where possible numbers of recipients are also shown.
These tables were last updated in March 2007.
Benefits for families
Benefits for the unemployed
Benefits for the elderly
Benefits for people on low incomes
Benefits for sick and disabled people
Benefits for war and industrial injury and bereavement
Spending on benefits