Follow us
Publications Commentary Research People Events News Resources and Videos About IFS
Home People Thomas Pope
Thomas Pope

Thomas Pope

Research Economist


BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2014

Thomas works in the tax sector. His main areas of interest include firm investment and the effects of the tax system on large and small businesses. He also works on the public finances

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W18/03
Firm-level investment paths are commonly characterised by periods of low or zero investment punctuated by large investment ‘spikes’. We document that such spikes are important for understanding firm and aggregate level investment in the UK.
Journal article | Tax Journal
By the end of the parliament, tax receipts are due to return to their pre-recession share of national income. However, compared with 2007/08, policy choices mean the taxman looks set to raise more from VAT and less from other indirect taxes; about the same amount from personal income taxes, though ...

Reports and comment

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 ...
Newspaper article
Almost six years since council tax support was localised, research into the design and effects of local schemes reveals three key insights. This article first appeared in Benefit magazine and is reproduced here with full permission.


This presentation was given at the 'The impact of localised council tax support schemes'  event in Manchester on 05 March 2019
This presentation was given at the launch of the report 'The impact of localised council tax support schemes' on 29 January 2019.