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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
Middle-income 60 to 74 year olds have total incomes more than 60% higher than the similar group in the mid-1990s, with earned income rising by 160% for this group as a whole.
Observation
Almost all the candidates in the Conservative leadership election have promised higher levels of spending on education. With a Spending Review of some form due this year, we analyse the cost of potential commitments on schools and education spending.
Press release
Between 1994 and 2017 there was an increase from 13% to 18% in the proportion of people in working households living in relative poverty (that’s an increase of 40%). So by 2017 8 million people in the UK living in working households were in relative poverty.

Latest press releases and announcements

Press release
Middle-income 60 to 74 year olds have total incomes more than 60% higher than the similar group in the mid-1990s, with earned income rising by 160% for this group as a whole.
Press release
Between 1994 and 2017 there was an increase from 13% to 18% in the proportion of people in working households living in relative poverty (that’s an increase of 40%). So by 2017 8 million people in the UK living in working households were in relative poverty.
News
Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director at The IFS, has presented at Budget perspectives 2020, an Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) event.
Press release
Our social care system continues to leave families to face the catastrophic risk of losing all their assets. There is an obvious case for some form of social insurance and we need urgently to break the policymaking logjam.
News
The 2019 Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (2019 AMES) will be held on June 14-16 at Xiamen University, in southeast China.
Press release
Press release circulated for report on the health impacts of Sure Start (IFS R155)
Press release
Overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21% between 2009-10 and 2017-18.
Press release
New IFS analysis, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, finds that though benefits do much of the work in reducing income inequality, taxes also redistribute from rich to poor, and are responsible for at least a fifth of the total redistribution the tax and benefit system achieves.