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Press release
The Chancellor has introduced workable and generous income protection schemes for most employees and self-employed people that lose work as a result of coronavirus. But there are some groups who have seen no increase in protection.
Observation
An important part of the UK policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been to try to help ensure key workers with children have access to sufficient childcare. Children of key workers are allowed to continue attending school and childcare settings, and both schools and early years providers are ...
Observation
The Debt Management Office announced yesterday that in order to finance the Government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak it intends to auction £45 billion of gilts this month. This would be a record. It is highly likely that the amount that needs to be raised over the new financial year will ...

Latest press releases and announcements

Press release
The Chancellor has introduced workable and generous income protection schemes for most employees and self-employed people that lose work as a result of coronavirus. But there are some groups who have seen no increase in protection.
Press release
The Chancellor has announced a huge package of support aimed at keeping people in employment.
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Since the 1990s, house price growth has varied across England. But council tax bills and council funding are still based on relative values in 1991 – so both are increasingly arbitrary and unfair.
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Lots more employees have a pension and they expect to retire later, after a decade of substantial reforms to UK retirement savings policy.
News
David Phillips discussed how economics can help inform tax policy, drawing on the IFS' Mirrlees Review
News
The UK needs a tax system formed through a considered strategy, directors say
Press release
Going to university is a very good investment for most students. Over their working lives, men will be £130,000 better off on average by going to university after taxes, student loan repayments and foregone earnings are taken into account.
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Rishi Sunak’s first Budget could be the most important fiscal event in years. It will set the direction of policy for the next five years. If this new government is going to make radical change to taxes and spending this surely is the time to do it.