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.
We produce short briefing notes to outline our analysis of current policy issues. These are available online only.
There has been a marked increase in body weight across much of the developed world. This has taken place, even though data suggest that there has not been an increase in calories consumed. This leads to a puzzle. If calories are declining, why are people gaining weight?
In this briefing note, we document how the food purchases of households in the UK have changed over the recent period of recession and food price rises.
Ben Deaner and David Phillips
This briefing note aims to describe the patterns of public service expenditure in Scotland and to set out a number of issues for the future.
There has been a growing debate about how the benefits system may be affected if Scotland becomes independent. This briefing note aims to describe the patterns of benefit expenditure in Scotland and set out a number of issues for the future.
This briefing note considers the effectiveness of the proposed minimum unit price of alcohol.
This Note examines what happened to HE participation overall and at highstatus institutions following the increase in tuition fees (and accompanying changes to student support and other policies designed to 'widen' participation) that occurred in 2006-07.
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