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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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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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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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This article was written by IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson and was published by Times, Red Box
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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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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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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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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A blog piece for UK in a Changing Europe.
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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.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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Andrew Hood and Tom Waters
Household incomes have fared very badly in the decade since the financial crisis. In 2015-16 (the latest data available), real median income in the UK was only 3.7% higher than it was at the start of the recession (2007-08) - usually incomes grow by around 2% each year. And new research from the ...
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Last week saw the publication of the latest annual data on earnings. After a brief recovery starting in 2014, once again they are rising more slowly than prices. That’s not because the rate of increase in cash wages has slowed down; it simply hasn’t sped up enough to match the recent ...
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A deteriorating economic outlook and public spending pressures put the Chancellor in a Budget bind
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Twenty years ago, fewer than one person in ten lived in private rented accommodation. One in five does so today. Among those aged between 25 and 34, the proportion renting in the private sector has tripled to over 30 per cent.
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In this blog, we discuss research studying the changing state of local government finance and runs through the key findings from a joint report with LGiU.
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Letter to the editor at the Times from Carl Emmerson, IFS Deputy director