Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Research Economist


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2015 

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2012


Andrew joined the IFS in 2012 and works in the Income, Work and Welfare sector. His current work includes analysis of the effect of taxes and benefits on the income distribution, and investigating the role of inheritances in explaining inequalities in consumption and wealth. 


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Who will ‘Help to Save’ help to save?

| Observations

The 2016 Budget included a policy designed to help low-income working families, known as ‘Help to Save’. This observation examines whether the policy is likely to help those who are not currently saving enough and to encourage them to save more, or is instead an opportunity for those who already have savings (or would save anyway) to receive a government subsidy.

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