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.
Estimating human capital of graduates: the influence of institution, gender, year of entry into higher education and subject
This project will analyse the earnings of graduates over the first decade or so of their working lives. The aim is to better understand the full distribution of graduate earnings by institution attended and subject area, and consequently to understand the implications of improving access to higher education in terms of students’ future earnings.
The costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes: the recruitment, training and retention of trainee teachers in England
Our research aims to provide crucial and robust new evidence on the longer-term impact and cost-effectiveness of teachers trained through different routes and is likely to have significant impact on both the academic and policy communities.
This project aims to inform the public policy debate on higher education funding and access.
Resources and analysis relating to the 2010 Spending Review.
This project evaluates a number of different scenarios for reforming student loans and grants.
By taking a life-cycle approach, starting in early childhood and moving through to compulsory schooling and beyond, this project will build a picture of the cumulative nature of educational attainment, assessing the relative importance of different factors at different stages in the lives of young people growing up in poverty.
The recent debate about Higher Education (HE) funding in the UK has lead to renewed discussion about the value of a university degree. In particular, funding arrangements that require students to pay for the cost of their education and/or maintenance over the course of their lifetimes, as well as the continued interest in the entry decision faced by students and the effects of funding changes on access to HE, have led to a need to evaluate the benefits of higher education over the course of a working lifetime.
We analyse the proposed and actual reforms made to the funding of Higher Education.
Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP)
This project analyses the government's Excellence in Cities project, which targets secondary schools in inner cities.