Higher education

Our research in the past few years has looked at two themes. First, we monitor the gap in higher education participation rates between socio-economic groups and examine its causes. Second, we look at the arrangements for funding and student finance, studying the implications of the reform in 2012 in England and simulating what impact potential policies would have.

Higher Education funding in England: past, present and options for the future

| Briefing Note

Higher Education funding in England: past, present and options for the future

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Labour Party manifesto: background information

| Observations

The Labour party is due to publish its June 2017 election manifesto later today. Below you will find detail on recent IFS analysis, which may help to contextualise and assess some of their policies.

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Labour’s proposed boost to education spending

| Observations

This election observation details the education spending commitments and compares them to existing government plans.

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