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Polly Simpson

Polly Simpson

Research Economist

Education

BA Economics and Management (1st Class), University of Oxford, 2014

Polly joined the IFS in 2016 as a Research Economist in the Pensions and Public Finance sector. Her current work covers devolved and local government finance, and analysis of public spending. Before joining IFS she worked in the Government Economic Service at the Department for Education and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Reports

Briefing note
Analysis of how council spending on adult social care and other services changed between 2009-10 and 2017-18.
Briefing note
The business rates retention scheme (BRRS) means that councils bear a proportion of the real-terms change in business rates revenues in their areas. When the BRRS was introduced in 2013–14, this proportion was up to 50%. However, since April 2017, the government has been piloting 100% retention ...

News and comment

Newspaper article
How should we fund social care? When you try to answer such a big question, you quickly realise there are a whole host of underlying questions one needs to think about.
Observation
Yesterday, the Conservative Party proposed changes to the rules governing who is eligible for government funding for social care, and backed away from a lifetime cap on care costs. In this observation, we discuss those changes and lay out their potential effects. Taking the population of people in ...

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was given at a briefing following the March Budget 2017.
Presentation
This presentation was given at a briefing following the March Budget 2017.