Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Associate Director


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2011
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2008

Robert is an Associate Director at the IFS and runs the Income, Work and Welfare sector. He is an editor of the annual IFS Green Budget. His main research interests are income distribution and the design and effects of the tax and benefit system.


Strongest employment growth in twenty five years in 2014-15 pushed average incomes above previous peak

| Observations

Median household income in the UK rose by 3% in 2014–15 after adjusting for inflation. This was the fastest rise in average incomes since the early 2000s, finally taking median income 1% above its previous peak, and was accompanied by income growth right across the distribution. These are the most striking findings from today’s release of the latest official statistics on the distribution of household income by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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