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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.
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In April the government introduced cuts to the benefits system. Here we examine the main effects of the changes, who is and will be affected, and the ways in which future recipients of the allowance may respond.
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Last week’s Queen’s Speech inevitably focused on Brexit. A lot of the subsequent media coverage highlighted the Conservative manifesto pledges that were missing. But councils will have noticed another notable absence: a Local Government Finance Bill. With the 2016/17 Bill failing to pass before ...
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.
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IFS Director Paul Johnson writes in The Times.