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Evidence submitted to the Welsh Assembly Finance Committee's inquiry on preparations for the replacement of EU funding programmes after Brexit
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Older people in England, on average, hold a lot of wealth. For example, among those aged 55-64 (i.e. on the eve of retirement) median housing wealth is £185,000 and median other wealth (excluding pensions) is around £33,000. A set of new reports – funded by the IFS Retirement Savings Consortium ...
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New IFS research published by DfE shows for the first time to what extent earnings differences across university courses are down to the course itself, and to what extent they are due to differences in the students doing the courses.
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Since 2007 it has not been permitted to advertise food and drink that is high in fat, salt or sugar during children's television programmes. Evidence from Ofcom suggests that in 2016 children spent 64% of their viewing time watching programmes outside children’s programming.
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Paul Johnson, Elaine Kelly, Tom Lee, George Stoye, Ben Zaranko, Anita Charlesworth, Zoe Firth, Ben Gershlick and Toby Watt
With the older population growing rapidly, along with the numbers suffering chronic health problems, and a growing pay and drugs bill, demands on the health service will only continue to grow. Just to keep the NHS providing the level of service it does today will require us to increase spending by ...
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Barra Roantree and Kartik Vira
With the older population growing rapidly, along with the numbers suffering chronic health problems, and a growing pay and drugs bill, demands on the health service will only continue to grow. Just to keep the NHS providing the level of service it does today will require us to increase spending by ...
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The Scottish Parliament's Finance and Constitution Committee is seeking views on how EU funding for agriculture, economic development and innovation may be replaced after Brexit. IFS researchers Nicolo Bird and David Phillips have submitted evidence.
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This paper investigates individuals’ expectations about their own survival to older ages and compares these to projected and actual survival rates.
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A new report, 100% business rate retention pilots: what can be learnt and at what cost?, published today by the IFS and funded by its Local Government Finance and Devolution Consortium, finds that English councils piloting 100% business rates retention could gain around £870 million in extra ...
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The government has finally confirmed how it plans to assess eligibility for free school meals (FSMs) under universal credit (UC) – awarding them to families on UC with net earnings under £7,400 a year. New analysis published today by the IFS, and funded by the Office of the Children’s ...
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We find that ongoing reforms to local government finance risk a growing funding gap for adult social care and conflict with efforts to provide consistent and high-quality care services across the country.
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Leaving the EU Customs Union would give us the opportunity to have an independent trade policy and to cut tariffs on imports. To understand the pros and cons associated with such a move, it is important to understand how large the benefits of such tariff reductions could plausibly be for UK ...
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The government plans to increase the share of business rates English councils retain from 50% to 75% in 2020, and is piloting 100% retention in parts of the country. This is a major change to local government funding. The aim is to increase the incentives councils have to grow these revenues and ...
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Today the Office for National Statistics and HM Treasury published Public Sector Finances January 2018. We now have details of central government receipts, central government spending, public sector net investment, borrowing and debt for the first ten months of financial year 2017−18.
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Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood and Jack Hoyle
In a new briefing note published today, IFS researchers look at how and why homeownership rates have changed for young adults over the past twenty years.
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In the early 1990s, average hourly wages were almost 30% lower for women than for men. The gender wage gap has come down, but it remains at around 20%. There are lots of reasons for the scale and persistence of this gap, but new work funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that one important ...
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Andrew Hood, Robert Joyce and David Sturrock
In a new report published today, IFS researchers look at when and why debt has the potential to be a problem for households.
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In a new briefing note published today, IFS researchers show that this proposed 50 pence minimum unit price would have a big impact on prices.
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Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce
A new report, published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, shows that leaving education when the economy is weak can have lasting effects on your pay and employment – even once the wider economy has returned to normal. However, young adults’ ...