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.
The recession that started more than three years ago has taken some time to impact on household income, but the pain has only been postponed and not avoided. The UK recently experienced its worst recession for over 60 years, during which GDP fell by over 6% between the first quarter of 2008 and the third quarter of 2009. We would naturally expect this fall in national income to have stark consequences for UK households' living standards. Recent research from the IFS has looked in detail at changes in the distribution of net income in the UK between 2007-08 (the financial year in which the recession began) and 2010-11 (the last complete financial year), as part of a cross-national study which places the UK experience in an international context.