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Observation
What are the main parties’ spending proposals for young people in further education and sixth forms, and for adult education? To what extent will they reverse the cuts we’ve seen to date?
Observation
Local government funding is rarely a major battleground in election campaigns. This ‘rule’ appears to be holding in the current campaign, despite evident pressures in areas like adults’ and children’s social care services, following a decade of cuts to councils’ funding.  This ...
Observation
Here we outline an initial response from IFS researchers on the Conservative party manifesto. We take policy areas by turn but this is not a full assessment.

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Professor Richard Blundell, David Ricardo Chair of Political Economy at University College London, will deliver the ESRI’s annual Geary lecture.
Press release
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he will raise the threshold at which people pay National Insurance to £9,500 in the first Budget of a new Conservative government.
Press release
The Labour Party has announced plans to introduce a 45% income tax rate on annual incomes over £80,000 and a 50% rate on incomes over £125,000 from 2020–21.
Press release
The Conservatives’ and Labour’s plans for minimum wages would take us into uncharted waters. That calls for a careful and incremental process to ensure that, if the employment prospects of the low-paid do start to be impacted, policymakers can change course before it is too late.
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The labour market is undergoing profound changes, raising multiple policy challenges.
Press release
A growing elderly population, increases in the number of disabled adults, and increases in wage and other costs, mean that English councils will likely need billions in extra funding over the next parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care. That will be required ...
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A growing elderly population, increases in the number of disabled adults, and increases in wage and other costs, mean that English councils will likely need billions in extra funding over the next parliament if they are to meet the rising costs of providing adult social care.
News
Orazio Attanasio delivered a keynote addressed at the annual Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) conference in Puebla, Mexico