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: 16 February 2011
Briefing and analysis
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget on Wednesday 23 March. On Thursday 24 March the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing. The presentation provided an opportunity to hear a considered view of the Chancellor's announcements from Institute staff. Slides are available below.
Useful publications and resources
Budget 2011 analysis and presentation slides
On Wednesday 23 March we published an initial analysis of Chancellor George Osborne's 2011 Budget statement.
Green Budget 2011
The IFS Green Budget 2011 - produced in collaboration with Barclays Capital and Barclays Wealth - focused on the policy challenges confronting the Chancellor of the Exchequer in advance of the 2011 Budget. IFS researchers examine the outlook for the public finances, assess a number of the key issues relating to the planned public spending cuts and discuss possible decisions on taxation. Barclays analysts look at the outlook for the macro-economy, and the implications for markets.
Spending Review 2010
Our analysis of the Spending Review examined the impact on public finances, public services and the distribution of income.
Welfare benefits and living standards
Our analysis for the election looked at Labour's record and at the parties' proposals. The work was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
The Treasury's home page links to previous and current Budget documentation. The new Office for Budget Responsibility's publications - including their November 2010 economic and fiscal forecasts - can be found here.