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: Child Poverty Unit (Joint DWP and DCSF)
Date started: 15 October 2008
This research will analyse existing datasets to identify the characteristics of the very poorest families, and also self-employed families. It will examine different aspects of the economic circumstances of these families, including their income, material deprivation, and other subjective measures of poverty.