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IFS issues frequent press releases and observations and features regularly in online, broadcast and printed media. Staff also write and contribute to news articles.

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Observation
The national Accident and Emergency (A&E) four-hour waiting time target is once again in the news headlines. Performance against this recently fell to the lowest since records began, with only 79.8% of patients in December 2019 admitted, discharged or transferred to another hospital within 4 hours ...
Observation
In their manifestos, both the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have promised to extend free school meals to more children. The Labour party would introduce free school meals for all children in primary schools, while the Liberal Democrats would offer them to all secondary-school pupils whose ...
Observation
What are the main parties’ spending proposals for young people in further education and sixth forms, and for adult education? To what extent will they reverse the cuts we’ve seen to date?

Latest press releases and announcements

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IFS researchers and research fellows, Orazio Attanasio, Sarah Cattan, Emla Fitzsimons, Costas Meghir and Marta Rubio-Codina, have published a paper in The American Economic Review January 2020 edition.
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Data made available – subject to safeguarding - via the UK Data Service
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IFS wins Royal Statistical Society 'Stat of the Year' award
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Professor Richard Blundell, David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London, will deliver the ESRI’s annual Geary lecture.
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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he will raise the threshold at which people pay National Insurance to £9,500 in the first Budget of a new Conservative government.
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The Labour Party has announced plans to introduce a 45% income tax rate on annual incomes over £80,000 and a 50% rate on incomes over £125,000 from 2020–21.
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The Conservatives’ and Labour’s plans for minimum wages would take us into uncharted waters. That calls for a careful and incremental process to ensure that, if the employment prospects of the low-paid do start to be impacted, policymakers can change course before it is too late.
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The labour market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges.