Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Slides, video clips and interactive tools.
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.
The tables below, showing fiscal aggregates for the UK, spending on benefits and comparisons of various aggregates between OECD countries, are regularly updated.
Two briefing notes are also available:
See also our monthly analyses of the government's public finance numbers.
The two papers below take a longer-term view of the UK fiscal stance and of trends in taxation and spending. They involve a historical perspective, so will not be updated on a regular basis.
Last updated: September 2012
Last updated: February 2014
Last updated: March 2014
21 Mar 2012
02 Feb 2011
19 Apr 2010
31 Jul 2007
17 September 2009