Follow us
Publications Commentary Research People Events News Resources and Videos About IFS
Home Publications Financial work incentives in Britain: comparisons over time and between family types

Financial work incentives in Britain: comparisons over time and between family types

IFS Working Paper W06/20
This paper reviews various techniques for quantifying financial incentives to work, shows how financial work incentives have changed across the population since 1979, and estimates how much of these changes are due to changes in the tax and benefit system.

Find out more

Presentation
This presentation is one of a series on the economics of tax policy.
Press release
Despite the Labour government's stated aim to 'make work pay', the extension of means testing has weakened incentives for many people to stay in work and increase their earnings, according to a new report by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.