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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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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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Rowena Crawford and Gemma Tetlow
This report examines a range of quantitative evidence to shed light on how current older cohorts of defined contribution (DC) pension fund holders are approaching and deadline with retirement and annuitisation.
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This report provides a new assessment of the proportion of people aged between 50 and the State Pension Age (SPA) who are at risk of having inadequate resources in retirement and considers the characteristics associated with the risk of such inadequacy.
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Andrew Leicester, Peter Levell and Imran Rasul
This commentary gives a detailed examination of the behavioural insights for tax and benefit policy.
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How have household incomes evolved since the onset of the financial crisis? What is the gap between rich and poor? Who was hit hardest by the recession? How many people are there in poverty? Which groups are most likely to face poverty? This report looks at the trends in poverty, inequality and ...
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Stuart Adam and James Browne
Council Tax Benefit provides support to 5.9 million low-income families, more than any other means-tested benefit or tax credit in the UK. This commentary looks at the implications for local councils of the government's reforms to Council Tax Benefit.

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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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Christiana Panayi
This report examines the European Commission's draft plans to introduce a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) for EU group companies.
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Mike Brewer, James Browne and Robert Joyce
This Commentary presents forecasts of relative and absolute income poverty in the UK among children and working-age adults for each year between 2010-11 and 2015-16, and for 2020-21.
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Children born to married parents achieve better cognitive and social outcomes, on average. This report asks why this is so.
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This Commentary analyses recent trends in household spending, with a focus on domestic fuel and water, and examines the impact of changes in the price of these goods on household inflation.
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In this Commentary, we assess the changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty that have occurred since 1997, with a particular focus on the changes that have occurred in the latest year of data (2009-10).
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FINISH - Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health - is a joint undertaking of a wide range of actors that came together to address the challenges of micro finance, insurance and sanitation and health.
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FINISH - Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health - is a joint undertaking of a wide range of actors that came together to address the challenges of micro finance, insurance and sanitation and health.
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As Chancellor George Osborne prepares for his keynote statement on fiscal policy and the economy the IFS Green Budget assesses some of the issues he will have to deal with.
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This report looks at the level of wealth and the rate of saving of households in the UK on the eve of the global economic crisis.
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A Tax Law Review Committee discussion paper considering tax policy making in the UK
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Robert Joyce, Alastair Muriel, David Phillips and Luke Sibieta
In this Commentary, we assess the changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty that have occurred since 1979, with a particular focus on the changes that have occurred in the latest year of data (2008-09) and since 1996-97.
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IFS researchers highlight some of the trade-offs that would be involved in reforming the current system of fees and loans applying to full-time undergraduate study
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This Commentary documents in some detail how children's cognitive and social development differs between married and cohabiting parents, and provides a preliminary assessment of the extent to which such differences might be due to a causal effect of marriage itself.