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New IFS research to focus on health and social care spending on older people

| IFS Press Releases

The Institute for Fiscal Studies is to carry out new research on the need for, and use of, health and social care services among older people in England, and how these services interact – thanks to funding from the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity.

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Evolving views of the taxation of saving

| Observations

The 125th anniversary of the Economic Journal provided an opportunity to look back on several of the journal’s important papers and reflect on how these papers altered our thinking about important economic issues and laid the groundwork for further progress in economic research. One such contribution was the 1980 paper by Anthony Atkinson and Agnar Sandmo, “Welfare Implications of the Taxation of Savings,” written at a time when the most commonly held objective of tax reform was the achievement of a broad-based income tax.

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IFS public finance bulletin: May 2015

| Public Finance Press Releases

Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances April 2015. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first month of financial year 2015–16 and revised outturns for the whole of financial year 2014–15.

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