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Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Deputy Director

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2010
BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2007

Helen is Deputy Director of the IFS and head of the Tax sector. She is chair of the Royal Economic Society’s Communications Committee.

Her main research interests are the effects of the tax system on individuals and firms behaviour and the design of tax policy. Her recent research also includes work on the drivers of firm investment and the UK productivity puzzle. She is Tolley's 2018 Tax Personality of the year. Helen joined the IFS in 2007.

 

Reports

Briefing note
The Chancellor has introduced workable and generous income protection schemes for most employees and self-employed people that lose work as a result of coronavirus. But there are some groups who have seen no increase in protection.
Briefing note
The self-employed are more exposed to the large falls in demand resulting from social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic and more likely to be living in poverty than employees.

News and comment

Observation
Today (26 March 2020) the Chancellor announced new, very generous support for the self-employed. Those who earn the majority of their income from self-employment and who had average profits of no more than £50,000 over the last three years will be eligible for a taxable grant equal to 80% of the ...
Observation
Our new research shows that company owner-managers respond to changes in income taxes by adjusting how and when they take money out of their company and not by changing the amount of income they create or how much investment they do.

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation at the BEIS R&D seminar
Presentation
Presentation at EEA Annual Congress, special session on 'Capital Income and Taxes'