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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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Press release
Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined details of the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Press release
School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and childcare.
Observation
This morning, the ONS published its monthly public finance release for April, giving us an initial snapshot of the public finances under lockdown. It throws the enormous impact of the restrictions on the public finances into sharp relief.

Latest press releases and announcements

Press release
Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined details of the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
Press release
School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and childcare.
Press release
Our research uses up to date real time data from DWP’s Find a Job website to track vacancy levels across all sectors of the economy and regions of the country.
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A specially-designed online survey of over 4,000 parents in England between 29 April and 12 May shows that children from better-off households are spending 30% more time each day on educational activities than are children from the poorest fifth of households.
News
Issue 16 of CEPR's Covid Economics, disseminating emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic, is now available.
Press release
New analysis of pre-lockdown commuting patterns explores what they tell us about who would be affected by continued social distancing on public transport, and how policy can ease public transport congestion under continued social distancing.
Press release
Revaluing and reforming council tax, and at the same time adjusting Welsh Government funding for local authorities, could help reduce geographical inequalities in Wales
News
IFS Research Director Rachel Griffith has been awarded honorary foreign membership to the prestigious American Economic Association.