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IFS issues frequent press releases and observations and features regularly in online, broadcast and printed media. Staff also write and contribute to news articles.

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Observation
Almost all the candidates in the Conservative leadership election have promised higher levels of spending on education. With a Spending Review of some form due this year, we analyse the cost of potential commitments on schools and education spending.
Observation
In this short observation, we set out new research about the recent changes to household incomes, and who has been most affected by the recent slowdown in household income growth.
Observation
Some have claimed that Boris Johnson's tax pledges mean Scots would end up paying for a tax cut for higher earners in the rest of the UK. This is not the case.

Latest press releases and announcements

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Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director at The IFS, has presented at Budget perspectives 2020, an Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) event.
Press release
Our social care system continues to leave families to face the catastrophic risk of losing all their assets. There is an obvious case for some form of social insurance and we need urgently to break the policymaking logjam.
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The 2019 Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society (2019 AMES) will be held on June 14-16 at Xiamen University, in southeast China.
Press release
Press release circulated for report on the health impacts of Sure Start (IFS R155)
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Overall spending on local services by English councils fell by 21% between 2009-10 and 2017-18.
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New IFS analysis, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, finds that though benefits do much of the work in reducing income inequality, taxes also redistribute from rich to poor, and are responsible for at least a fifth of the total redistribution the tax and benefit system achieves.
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We have now launched the IFS Deaton Review, a comprehensive five-year study of inequalities in society funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The review will be led by Nobel Prize-winning economist Sir Angus Deaton and a panel comprised of world-leading experts in economics, sociology, demography, philo...
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Today IFS formally launches the most comprehensive scientific analysis of inequalities yet attempted. In a review chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Angus Deaton and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, we intend not just to describe inequalities – in income, wealth, health, social mobility, ...