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 March 2012
Briefing and analysis
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2012 Budget on Wednesday 21 March. On Thursday 22 March the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing at The Venue, University of London Union. The presentation provided an opportunity to hear a considered view of the Chancellor's announcements from Institute staff.
These are the presentations from the event:
Useful publications and resources
Green Budget 2012 analysis and presentation slides
The IFS Green Budget 2012 was produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics and supported by the ESRC - focused on the policy challenges confronting the Chancellor of the Exchequer in advance of the 2012 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. Oxford Economics analysts look at the outlook for the global and UK macro-economy. You can download the full document, slides and videoed presentations from the IFS Green Budget page.
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.