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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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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Jonathan Shaw
As the Government and Opposition alike ponder how best to repair Britain's battered public finances, the Green Budget looks at some of the salient economic issues.
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This report provides a description of the first wave of household data collected for a randomised field experiment in Bosnia.
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Andrew Leicester, Cormac O'Dea and Zoe Oldfield
This Commentary examines detailed trends in expenditure patterns between 1995 and 2007, with a particular focus on the pensioner population.
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This report describes a scoping study to understand more about the nature of the 'costs of compliance' that claimants of social security benefits and (personal) tax credits incur, and discusses possible ways of measuring such costs.
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This Commentary provides an assessment of the number of individuals likely to be affected by forthcoming reforms to private pensions.
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Mike Brewer, Alastair Muriel, David Phillips and Luke Sibieta
This Commentary assesses the latest changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty.
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A Tax Law Review Committee discussion paper considering the ways in which tax avoidance has been tackled and could be tackled in the UK.
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Mike Brewer, James Browne, Robert Joyce and Holly Sutherland
The 2008 Pre-Budget Report (PBR) said that 'the Government will take stock of progress towards its 2010 and 2020 child poverty target in the [2009] Budget'. As background to that exercise, this paper updates our previous analysis of the prospects for child poverty in the UK in 2010-11 and 2020-21.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Jonathan Shaw
The Green Budget argues that 20 billion pounds of further tax increases or spending cuts may be needed by the end of the next Parliament if the public finances are to improve as the Treasury hoped in last year's Pre-Budget Report.
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Andrew Leicester, Cormac O'Dea and Zoe Oldfield
This Commentary looks at the inflation experience (based on the RPI) for different groups of households, focusing in particular on pensioner households.
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This report provides an in-depth description of the first wave of household data collected for a randomised field experiment to measure the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction among poor rural women in Mongolia.
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This report makes use of newly linked administrative data to better understand the determinants of participation in HE - and participation in high status universities - amongst those facing socio-economic disadvantage, those from poorly educated families and ethnic minorities.
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Mike Brewer, Alastair Muriel, David Phillips and Luke Sibieta
In this Commentary, we assess the changes to average incomes, inequality and poverty that have occurred under the first 10 years of the Labour government.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Jonathan Shaw
The Green Budget 2008 looks at the options open to the Chancellor in his March Budget.
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Mike Brewer, James Browne, Carl Emmerson, Alissa Goodman, Alastair Muriel and Gemma Tetlow
Recent falls in poverty amongst those aged 65 and over are unlikely to continue after 2007-08, even after the implementation of the proposals outlined in the Government's Pensions White Paper.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, Andrew Leicester and David Miles
The IFS Green Budget, in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, looks at the Chancellor's options in his forthcoming March Budget.
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Andrew Leicester
This report takes a broad overview of the UK environmental tax system as it exists in 2006.
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This Commentary provides an update on trends in poverty and inequality in Great Britain, based on the latest official government statistics.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, Rupert Harrison and David Miles
The Green Budget, produced in collaboration with Morgan Stanley, looks at the options for the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget.
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This report provides new empirical evidence on the level and distribution of retirement saving in England.