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Individual membership

Objective analysis of economic policy is more important now than it has ever been. You can join our network and help improve public debate and government policy by becoming a member.

Government policies, including taxes and public spending, affect everyone in important ways. That is why it is vital that policy is made based on reliable evidence and expert analysis. Our research and commentary on policy leads the public debate, providing individuals and policy makers with the tools to understand and evaluate complex decisions. What's more, the IFS is entirely independent of political parties, companies and pressure groups, allowing us to hold governments of all stripes to account when their numbers don’t add up or their policies are poorly designed.

How you can help

As a member, your support will augment our research funding and allow us to be flexible, commenting on policy as it happens. Your support also means that we can continue to provide everything we do free of charge to everyone on our website.

Everyone who donates at least £5 per month will become an IFS member and will receive the following benefits:

  • An invitation to our annual members' event with presentations from IFS researchers and a drinks reception.
  • Advance ticket booking for events that are likely to sell out, such as our Budget briefings.
  • Regular e-newsletters outlining our recent work and other key highlights, as well as printed updates, such as InBrief magazine.
  • The right to take part in elections for members' representatives on the IFS Council.

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