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Observation
The long awaited 2019 Spending Review has finally been timetabled.
Press release
Robert Joyce, Thomas Pope and Barra Roantree
The top 1% of income tax payers are overwhelmingly male, middle-aged and based in London and the South East - and there's a huge gap between the merely well off and the very richest.
Observation
In a bid to become the next prime minister, both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt say they plan to increase the point at which people start paying National Insurance Contributions (NICs). This move would make the UK’s tax system even more different to those in most other developed countries in two ...

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Press release
Robert Joyce, Thomas Pope and Barra Roantree
The top 1% of income tax payers are overwhelmingly male, middle-aged and based in London and the South East - and there's a huge gap between the merely well off and the very richest.
News
Attila Lindner, a Research Associate at the IFS, has co-written the lead paper in The American Economic Review August 2019 edition.
News
The new Chancellor has the opportunity to take a new approach to making tax policy. The UK needs a tax system formed through a considered strategy which reduces the burdens of compliance on business and can become a source of competitive advantage for the UK.
News
The 34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association will meet at Manchester University from August 26th – August 29th.
News
Judges commended our work on education spending and the NHS in particular for its impact on policy and public debate in 2018.
News
The Society for Economic Measurement will hold their annual conference at Goethe University in Frankfurt with co-sponsorship by the European Central Bank.
Press release
Jonathan Cribb, Helen Miller and Thomas Pope
Many more people try self-employment than the aggregate numbers suggest, but most fail quickly and very few ever go on to make significant investments or employ others.
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"Like his rival, Jeremy Hunt has made some expensive pledges in his campaign to become prime minister", says IFS Director Paul Johnson.