Institute for Fiscal Studies

Osborne Still Isn't Convinced By IDS's Flagship Welfare Project

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Politics

The future of Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit scheme has been thrown into more doubt after Treasury officials admitted that they had still not si...

Osborne Still Has 'Colossal Cuts' To Make

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne needs to make "spending cuts on a colossal scale" to meet his spending plans after the next election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies ...

The £117 per Hour Childcare Subsidy

Martin Whitlock | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

To make sense of this the government needs to understand that caring does not function like the money economy. Time spent on it is not a cost to society, but a vital benefit, and the more of it a society can do, the richer it becomes.

Tax Cuts For The Rich? 4 Damning Graphs Cameron Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron revealed today that the Tories plan to fight the next general election on a tax-cutting platform, as he unveiled two major pledges at th...

Galloway Says Party Leaders Are Worse Than Hitler As Scottish Break Up Looms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

Britain’s political class may soon achieve what Hitler failed to do, controversial MP George Galloway has said, by destroying Britain in the case of...

Galloway Denies Comparing Scottish Nationalists To Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Galloway has denied comparing the Scottish National Party to Nazis after pro-independence campaigners claimed that the BBC edited out the alleg...

You're £1,000 Worse Off Due To Osborne, Says Balls

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Families will be almost £1,000 a year worse off as a result of chancellor George Osborne's tax and benefit changes, Labour has claimed as it escalate...

Children Of '60s And '70s To Rely On Inherited Wealth

PA | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

The children of the 1960s and 1970s will only be better off than the previous generation when they retire due to inherited wealth, a leading economic ...

Why I Wrote to Alex Salmond

Lord Foulkes | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Foulkes

The arc of prosperity, it seems, bends towards an independent Scotland, regardless of the facts. I expect to find exactly this kind of wishful thinking, obfuscation, and make believe in Tuesday's White Paper in which the SNP will lay out its plans and projections for an independent Scotland.

Gap Between Rich And Poor Set To Widen

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Income inequality will return to near the levels seen before the recession as welfare cuts bite, a respected economic think tank has said. The Inst...

Ned Simons

Budget 2013: George Osborne Accused Of Fiddling The Books To Save Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been sharply criticised by the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for shifting spending into next year in order to ...

'Incoherent And An Adminstrative Nightmare'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Child benefit cuts will cause "incoherence" in the welfare system and lead to some families paying 65% of the money they earn to the taxman, a respect...

IFS Warn Of More Welfare Cuts And Taxes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Politics

The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that further welfare cuts and tax rises are "on the cards" if the Chancellor is to meet ...

A Fork in the Road: Navigating Transport Reform

Alexander Jan | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alexander Jan

Doing nothing with our roads is no longer an option. Congestion is forecast to increase dramatically. The UK government estimates a 54% increase in delays on the network by 2035.

Poor Students With University Dreams 'Being Failed By The Government'

PA | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A £50m Government scheme aimed at helping the poorest students go to university is too complicated, a report warned on Thursday. A new study by th...

Labour 'Will Introduce Living Wage' Says Miliband

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics

Plans to deliver a "living wage" of at least £7.20 per hour for millions of people in the public and private sector are being put at the centre of La...

Many In UK Face 10-Year Freeze In Living Standards, IFS Says

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Millions of people in the UK face a decade without meaningful increases in their living standards, according to analysis from the Institute for Fiscal...

IFS In Warning Over 50p Tax Rate

PA | Press Association | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics

The 50p top rate of tax may not be bringing in any income for the Government and could even be costing the Treasury revenue, a leading economic think-...

Spending Cuts To Hit Living Standards 'Harder Than Before'

PA | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK

The impact of public spending cuts and tax rises on UK household incomes will be felt for up to 10 years, an economic study has warned, as the worst e...