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These reports and working papers are written by IFS staff but published by other organisations.
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A supporting paper prepared by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Understanding inequalities within, not just between, regions of the UK is vital to formulating effective policy to ‘level up’ the country.
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In new research published today, data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing COVID-19 Substudy were used to examine the perceptions of people in their late 50s and over, in terms of the effect of the crisis on both their current income and wealth, and on their future retirement incomes.
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Increasing property taxes can boost revenues for developing countries, but enforcement may threaten the welfare of liquidity-constrained households.
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We characterize optimal enforcement and taxation policies as functions of revenue elasticities and measures of taxpayer hardship. We estimate these parameters using multiple sources of variation and administrative data from Mexico City.
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The funding and financial powers of the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed by ‘fiscal frameworks’ that link changes in funding to changes in spending in England, and put strict limits and controls on borrowing. These features led to concerns at the outset ...
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Rachael Archer, John Higton, Luke Sibieta and Imran Tahir
The Social Mobility Commission investigated the drivers of socio-economic differences in post-16 course choices and their likely social mobility consequences.
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James Banks, Daisy Fancourt and Xiaowei Xu
This paper summarises and discusses the emerging evidence on the mental health consequences of COVID-19.
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Aligning tax rates between employees and the self-employed would reduce inequity while encouraging entrepreneurial risk-taking, says Stuart Adam, senior research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Pierre Bachas, Anne Brockmeyer and Camille Semelet
This paper measures the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and the resulting lockdown on formal firms in Honduras, using monthly value-added tax records for January 2018 to August 2020.