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Our researchers provide their initial reaction and commentary on the Spending Review 2020 announcements and OBR forecasts.
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The UK government has put out a call for evidence, seeking views on how well the alcohol duty system currently works and how it could be reformed. In new IFS research – funded by the European Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council and published today - we show that minimum ...
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Self-employment has risen dramatically in the UK. This rise has been entirely driven by ‘solo’ self-employment – sole traders and owner-managers with no employees. By the end of 2019, there were nearly 4 million solo self-employed workers, up from 2.3 million in 2000. The level and growth of ...
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Carol Propper, Isabel Stockton and George Stoye
During the early stages of the pandemic, delivery of routine healthcare was changed dramatically in order to prioritise COVID patients’ care and minimise the risk of COVID infection in healthcare settings. As a second national lockdown begins in England, a new report produced by researchers at ...
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In the latest flagship IFS ‘Annual Report on Education Spending in England’, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, researchers look at the challenges posed by COVID-19 for the education sector.
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After shops and other venues reopened in June, consumer spending started to rebound. But the recovery stalled at the end of July, and even by the end of September spending was still at 89% of the level seen at the same time in 2019.
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Arun Advani, Sonkurt Sen and Ross Warwick
Among economists in UK universities, nearly a quarter (24 per cent) doing research are from non-White backgrounds, an increase of 5 percentage points since 2012. This is higher than academia overall and the general population. Reflecting a broader pattern in UK academia, Chinese and Indian ...
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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced a number of changes to the government’s winter support package, extending the Job Support Scheme (JSS) and increasing grants to businesses and local authorities.
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The proportion of the working-age self-employed saving in a private pension has declined dramatically over the last two decades, from 48% in 1998 to just 16% by 2018. This suggests there are currently over 3½ million working age self-employed who are not saving in a private pension. In sharp ...
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This is the main finding in new research – funded by the Nuffield Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council – by IFS researchers published today. The paper uses real-time data on millions of grocery transactions (covering food, drink, alcohol, toiletries, cleaning products and ...