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.
In this Briefing Note we take the opportunity to reflect on a few of the ways in which economic life has changed since the Silver Jubilee year. We start by comparing incomes now with incomes in 1977. We then look, perhaps rather more revealingly, at how we spend those incomes and what sorts of things we own. Finally, we look in a bit more detail at the labour market - the types of jobs we have and the levels of education among the workforce.
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