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Reports provide in-depth coverage of findings from substantive research with long-term policy relevance. They are aimed at non-specialists, as well as academics.
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Christopher Giles and Steven Webb
The purpose of this Commentary is to evaluate the merits of different methods of measuring low income, and to comment on the results of two main sets of UK low income statistics.
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Fry, Fry and Graham Stark
A report considering how effective means-tested benefits are at reaching the right people. The most comprehensive study of take-up ever undertaken, it gives a detailed breakdown of the results.
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Gavin Davies, Davis, Davis, Andrew Dilnot, David Walton and Edward Whitehouse
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Brechling, Brechling and Stephen Smith
This commentary attempts to analyse the decision by households to invest in energy efficiency measures using the tools of microeconomic analysis.
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This commentary represents an initial response to the issues raised by the Ruding Committee and the recommendations made.
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Richard Disney and Edward Whitehouse
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Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, David Walton and Edward Whitehouse
This Commentary looks at the options open to the Chancellor in the Budget.
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Paul Johnson and Steven Webb
This commentary analyses three seperate studies which attempt to assess the extent of poverty in the UK and asks why these studies produced apparently different results.
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Stephen Smith and Ridge, Ridge
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Edward Whitehouse, Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, Robinson Robinson and David Walton
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for the Budget.
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Paul Johnson and Steven Webb
These two reports form the latest in a series of IFS studies on poverty and low incomes in the United Kingdom.
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Paul Johnson, Stephen McKay and Stephen Smith
This commentary concentrates on the particular issues raised by environmental taxation, in the form of the additional tax burden and its distribution accross households.
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Ridge, Ridge and Stephen Smith
In this commentary we describe in detail reforms taking place to local authority finances and analyse their effects on local authorities and local tax payers.
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Paul Baker and Stephen McKay
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This commentary assembles some initial evidence about a number of possible options for environmental taxation, setting out the costs and benefits of different policy options, and their likely effects.
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Gavin Davies, Andrew Dilnot, Harold Freeman and Robinson Robinson
The Green Budget looks at the Chancellor's options for the Budget.
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Robinson Robinson
This Green Budget looks at the options available to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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David Starkie and David Thompson
This report analyses the options for the privatisation of BAA in terms of economic efficiency.