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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.

IFS research staff are happy to speak to the press about the findings of our work. If you are a member of the press and have an enquiry or would like to receive new press releases by email, please contact Bonnie Brimstone or Tom Jeffery. You can reach our 24 hour press line on 07730 667 013.

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Schools serving more deprived pupils face major challenges over the next few years. Educational inequalities will have widened during lockdown. Planned increases in teacher starting salaries will also weigh more heavily on such schools, given they are more likely to employ new teachers.
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Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker, Ben Waltmann and Yu Zhu
On average, masters graduates don’t earn much more than people with the same background and prior attainment who don’t go beyond undergraduate level. But while masters graduates in business and law see returns of less than 15%, those in many arts and humanities courses see negative returns.
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Attitudes towards trade deteriorated before the 2008 financial crisis but have rebounded since.

Latest press releases and announcements

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Schools serving more deprived pupils face major challenges over the next few years. Educational inequalities will have widened during lockdown. Planned increases in teacher starting salaries will also weigh more heavily on such schools, given they are more likely to employ new teachers.
Press release
Jack Britton, Franz Buscha, Matt Dickson, Laura van der Erve, Anna Vignoles, Ian Walker, Ben Waltmann and Yu Zhu
On average, masters graduates don’t earn much more than people with the same background and prior attainment who don’t go beyond undergraduate level. But while masters graduates in business and law see returns of less than 15%, those in many arts and humanities courses see negative returns.
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New income protection programmes - and extension of universal credit - have provided huge amounts of support during the coronavirus pandemic, though to differing extents.
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Attitudes towards trade deteriorated before the 2008 financial crisis but have rebounded since.
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Many childcare providers had weak finances going into the crisis. The loss of income from parent-paid fees since March will mean that many providers face a tough time keeping their doors open.
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David Phillips joins Finance & Constitution Committee in the Scottish Parliament as advisor
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Contrary to received wisdom, earnings and incomes after housing costs have become somewhat more equal across the UK's regions since the early 2000s. But wealth and education have become more unequal.
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High-skill high-paid occupations are much more prevalent in the UK economy than in the past, but young people have defied this trend.