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.
IFS has a full-time staff of about 40 researchers. IFS also employs several PhD students each year, often from universities abroad. Several research fellows from other academic institutions are affiliated to IFS and work here one or two days a week. Research associates collaborate on IFS projects on an occasional basis.
Tax professionals are sometimes called upon to participate in certain research projects which require specialist knowledge. The Tax Law Review Committee, which was created to advise on simplifying tax law, employs staff seconded from law and accountancy partnerships and from the Inland Revenue.