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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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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.
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This Commentary provides an update on trends in poverty and inequality in Great Britain for 2005.
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This commentary compares the university funding of Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. These policies have important implications for students, graduates, universities and taxpayers.
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson, David Miles and Zoe Oldfield
The IFS Green Budget 2005 examines the options open to the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget.
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This report sets out what has happened to income and expenditure inequality in the 1990s and early 2000s, comparing the changes to previous decades. Although income is very often used for assessing living standards in this country, spending is often more informative, because many people can choose ...
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This report describes the survey that was carried out in 122 communities in rural Colombia bythe consortium formed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Econometria and SEI as the baselinefor the impact evaluation of Familias en Acción, a programme to foster the accumulation ofhuman capital in ...
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This is the baseline evaluation report of Familias en Acción, a conditional cash transfer programme.
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This Commentary presents a detailed analysis of the latest figures and recent trends.
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Laura Blow, Andrew Leicester and Zoe Oldfield
How and why has the way in which the average British family spends its money changed over the past 25 years? Those are the key questions examined in this report, using data from the UK FES between 1975 and 1999. It looks not only at broad changes in total spending, but also at how the division of ...
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Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Zoe Oldfield
The IFS Green Budget examines the Chancellor's options for the Budget 2004.
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In this commentary, IFS compares the reforms proposed by the two parties, looking at the effect on student and graduate finances, the distributional impact on households with different incomes, and the cost to the Exchequer and taxpayers in general.
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This commentary reviews the government's tax and benefit reforms affecting pensioners to date, and examines the evidence from the latest official low income figures on the government's record on pensioner poverty so far.