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: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Date started: 18 November 2009
The Chancellor delivered his Pre-Budget Report at 12.30pm on Wednesday 9th December.
A press release shows our initial reactions to the Pre-Budget report.
IFS held a briefing on Thursday 10th December. These are the presentations from the briefing:
Personal taxes and living standards
Budget 2009 analysis
Researchers at IFS carry out ongoing analysis of the government's fiscal position. After each Pre-Budget Report, Budget and Spending Review, we publish analysis of the Chancellor's proposals and reforms as well as of the public finances.
Fiscal Facts contains facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending. The tables give current and historical rates and thresholds for the main direct and indirect taxes, as well as benefit rates, numbers of claimants and expenditure levels.
There are also three regularly updated briefing notes: