Robert Joyce
Robert Joyce
Senior Research Economist

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

Robert joined the IFS in 2008 and works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His main research interests relate to income distribution and the design and effects of the tax and benefit system.

Coping with the cap?

| Observations

Today the Department for Work and Pensions published its first quantitative analysis of the impact of the new benefit cap. The analysis suggests that, as a direct response to the cap, some moved into paid work, while relatively few moved house. But most individuals appear neither to have moved into work nor to have moved house. This observation discusses these findings.

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