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.
Funded by: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People ; Department of Finance and Personnel ; Office of the First and Deputy First Minister
Date started: 01 September 2005
This project involves analysing in detail how much financial support for families with children is provided through the benefit and tax credit system in Northern Ireland, how this has changed over time, and how it differs from other countries in the UK (and regions of England) because of differences in the characteristics of households with children in the different areas.
A parallel project conducted by the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland is addressing similar questions for support for children provided through public services.