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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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Our researchers provide their initial reaction and commentary on the Spending Review 2020 announcements and OBR forecasts.
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The UK government has put out a call for evidence, seeking views on how well the alcohol duty system currently works and how it could be reformed. In new IFS research – funded by the European Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council and published today - we show that minimum ...
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Self-employment has risen dramatically in the UK. This rise has been entirely driven by ‘solo’ self-employment – sole traders and owner-managers with no employees. By the end of 2019, there were nearly 4 million solo self-employed workers, up from 2.3 million in 2000. The level and growth of ...

Latest press releases and announcements

Press release
Our researchers provide their initial reaction and commentary on the Spending Review 2020 announcements and OBR forecasts.
Press release
The UK government has put out a call for evidence, seeking views on how well the alcohol duty system currently works and how it could be reformed. In new IFS research – funded by the European Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council and published today - we show that minimum ...
Press release
Self-employment has risen dramatically in the UK. This rise has been entirely driven by ‘solo’ self-employment – sole traders and owner-managers with no employees. By the end of 2019, there were nearly 4 million solo self-employed workers, up from 2.3 million in 2000. The level and growth of ...
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IFS Fellows among the six 'leading skills and labour market economists' appointed to the board to provide expert advice on skills and productivity.
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Carol Propper, Isabel Stockton and George Stoye
During the early stages of the pandemic, delivery of routine healthcare was changed dramatically in order to prioritise COVID patients’ care and minimise the risk of COVID infection in healthcare settings. As a second national lockdown begins in England, a new report produced by researchers at ...
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In the latest flagship IFS ‘Annual Report on Education Spending in England’, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, researchers look at the challenges posed by COVID-19 for the education sector.
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After shops and other venues reopened in June, consumer spending started to rebound. But the recovery stalled at the end of July, and even by the end of September spending was still at 89% of the level seen at the same time in 2019.
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Professor Sir Richard Blundell and the team at the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) have won the ONS Research Excellence Award for their work on informing policies to tackle inequalities.