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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
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What does this year have in common with 1979, 1993, 2010 and 2015? It is a year of two budgets. And now we know that this year’s second budget will take place on November 22. And that’s nice to know. The timing of budgets is rather more orderly and predictable than was the case under some ...
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Maternity units in England operate at 100% capacity much of the time. When capacity is breached, units may occasionally have to close temporarily to new admissions, causing stress to women in labour and undermining their choice over where to have their babies. New work by IFS unpicks some of the ...
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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In this article in the Times, Paul Johnson argues that gold-plated retirement packages, long closed to private sector workers, need urgent revision.
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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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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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This article was published in the Times newspaper and is reproduced with permission.
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This article was published in the Times newspaper and is reproduced with permission.
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Jonathan Cribb and Andrew Hood
This article was published in the Times newspaper and is reproduced with permission.
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IFS Director writes in The Times.
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IFS Director writes in The Times.