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The IFS Green Budget 2019, in association with Citi and the Nuffield Foundation, looks at the issues and challenges facing Chancellor Sajid Javid as he prepares for his first Budget and examines tax and spending options ahead of the next election.
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The government should set out its long-term plan for taxing driving - before it finds itself with virtually no revenues from driving and no way to correct for its costs
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It has been announced that Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Party Leader, will outline a Labour policy to introduce “emergency” reforms to Universal Credit with the intention of developing a new social security system to replace it altogether. Robert Joyce (IFS) and Tom Waters (IFS) provide comment and ...

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Professor Conti recognised as an economist "whose future career is exceptionally promising."
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The IFS Green Budget 2019, in association with Citi and the Nuffield Foundation, looks at the issues and challenges facing Chancellor Sajid Javid as he prepares for his first Budget and examines tax and spending options ahead of the next election.
Press release
The government should set out its long-term plan for taxing driving - before it finds itself with virtually no revenues from driving and no way to correct for its costs
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It has been announced that Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Party Leader, will outline a Labour policy to introduce “emergency” reforms to Universal Credit with the intention of developing a new social security system to replace it altogether. Robert Joyce (IFS) and Tom Waters (IFS) provide comment and ...
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Promising £10 billion to £20 billion of tax cuts is a major commitment, given the spending increases promised by the government and growing demographic pressures. Any new tax cuts should be designed to improve the design and efficiency of the tax system, promote growth or achieve some clear ...
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The extra £4.3 billion just committed for schools in England by 2022 will just about reverse the cuts of 8% in spending per pupil since 2009. Even so, an effective 13-year real-terms freeze will still represent an unprecedented period without growth.
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Imran Rasul, co-director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, will give the keynote address at the 11th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime in Amsterdam on the 26th-27th September. This year’s theme will focus on prevention of crime over the life cycle.
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The Chancellor has announced an increase in spending on public services for next year. Day-to-day spending on public services will grow by 4.1%, or around £13.8 billion, between 2019−20 and 2020−21 in real terms.