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Stuart Adam

Stuart Adam

Senior Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2004
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2001

Stuart joined the IFS in 2001 and works in the Direct Tax and Welfare sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; capital gains tax; VAT; housing taxation; tax credits; incapacity benefits; council tax benefit; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

Reports

Briefing note
With taxation set to be a central policy battleground in this election, the IFS today sets out some essential factual background.
Report
Whether the UK leaves the European Union, and if so on what terms, is a crucial issue andtherefore rightly should be the subject of much debate in the run-up to the generalelection on 12 December.

News and comment

Observation
Boris Johnson has today announced that a Conservative government would not go ahead with the planned reduction in the rate of corporation tax from 19% to 17% next April.
Newspaper article
This month marks six years since councils were given responsibility for designing schemes that help low-income working-age households to pay their council tax, at the same time as central government funding for it was cut. In recently published research, we look at how schemes have changed, and ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS Green Budget 2019.
Presentation
This presentation was given at a CIOT/IFS debate on 'Taxing commercial property – time to tweak business rates or replace with a land value tax?', held in London on 18 June 2019.