In the immediate wake of the pandemic, the government brought in a series of temporary expansions to the welfare system at a cost of £9 billion. In this webinar, IFS researchers will discuss the options the government faces as it considers unwinding, adjusting, or making permanent these temporary giveaways; and the opportunities this moment presents to address issues with the system that existed prior to the onset of the crisis.
After IFS researchers have presented the findings of the report, Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, will give a response.
This event is part of a series of events launching this year's IFS Green Budget, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. The Green Budget will be officially launched at a webinar covering the economic and fiscal outlook on 13 October. Find out more here.
Co-funding for this chapter and event was provided by UKRI under grant reference ES/V00381X/1.