Local tax and spending

Much of the power to raise taxes and allocate public spending is held by the central government in the UK. However, some powers are delegated to devolved administrations and local authorities. Our work in this area describes and analyses tax and spending at these local levels.

Starting in autumn 2016 a multi-year IFS research programme examines major changes to local government finance. The programme considers the impacts of changes so far, provides in-depth analysis of the main issues related to upcoming reforms, and considers the opportunities (and challenges) that would arise from greater fiscal devolution. The programme is funded by Capita, CIPFA, the ESRC and PWC, as well as the Municipal Journal, the Society of County Treasurers and a range of councils from across England.

Contacts

Carl Emmerson

Carl Emmerson

Deputy Director

Rowena Crawford

Rowena Crawford

Associate Director

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Director

David Phillips

David Phillips

Associate Director

Neil Amin-Smith

Neil Amin-Smith

Research Economist

Polly Simpson

Polly Simpson

Research Economist