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IFS director Paul Johnson looks at the issues behind the persistence of the gender pay gap.
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The impact of variation in diet quality across individuals on obesity and diet-related disease has received much attention, but variation in individuals’ diet quality over time less so. This column combines British data on food purchases with a model in which individual choice is driven by the ...
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This article by Paul Johnson, published in the Times Newspaper, looks at the issue of hypothecating taxes for the NHS.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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Trying to find an apprenticeship for my teenager exposed how biased we are against training
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In a recent Guardian column, Elliot reproduced some classic misconceptions about what economists actually do.
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From May this year, all large employers have had to pay the apprenticeship levy, which equates to 0.5% of payroll bills in excess of £3m. This is estimated to raise £2.8bn a year by 2019-20. In recompense, expenditure on the costs of off-the-job training for apprentices is now effectively free ...
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When a Chancellor delivers his Budget, the question people naturally ask is ‘why does this matter for me’. Often that means looking out for the newly announced tax and spending measures. For some, the policy measures announced in November – for example the removal of Stamp Duty for most first ...
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With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal Studies asks if it is worth looking to the longer term and more radical tax devolution.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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This article was written by IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson and was published by Times, Red Box
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The government’s policy to pay schools to get more pupils studying maths is misguided, argues Luke Sibieta – why not raise sixth-form funding instead?
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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We should all hope that these new forecasts are unduly pessimistic
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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Carl Emmerson reacts to the Autumn 2017 Budget.
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A blog piece for UK in a Changing Europe.
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Which regions have fared better or worse over recent decades and what are the lessons for a government looking to raise living standards?
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Hundreds of thousands of young people are in the process of applying to university, in time for a 2018 start. Their choices can make a huge difference to future earnings.