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.
This report aims to assess the relative importance of the (many) factors influencing changes in income inequality between 1968 and 2006-07.
We assess the importance of the competing influences by decomposing changes in household income inequality, using three complementary decomposition methods:
Because inequality in earnings (among individuals in employment) is an important source of changes in overall income inequality, we perform the second and third decompositions on individual earnings inequality, as well as on household income inequality.