Work incentive effects

The tax and benefit system can have dramatic effects on financial incentives to work at all and, if so, how much. IFS researchers do a great deal of work quantifying those incentives and the effects that actual and potential reforms have on them. We also examine how people respond to those incentives in practice.

Book Chapters
The main purpose of this chapter is to set out the impacts on incomes and incentives of introducing UC, given the current (substantially revised) plans for how UC will look. We also review some of the other very important changes that will be associated with the introduction of UC, such as the regime of conditionality, and discuss its potential effects on behaviour, such as labour supply and take-up of benefits.

Contacts

Contact IFS on 020 7291 4800 or mailbox@ifs.org.uk

Stuart Adam

Stuart Adam

Senior Research Economist

David Phillips

David Phillips

Associate Director

Robert Joyce

Robert Joyce

Associate Director

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood

Senior Research Economist

Tom Waters

Tom Waters

Research Economist

Agnes Norris Keiller

Agnes Norris Keiller

Research Economist

Barra Roantree

Barra Roantree

Research Economist