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IFS recruitment event 2022

Event12 October 2022 at 17:00
This virtual event offered an opportunity to meet current IFS staff, and ask questions about life at IFS and our recruitment process.
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Green Budget 2022

Event11 October 2022 at 10:00One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
The IFS Green Budget 2022 will take stock of the economic and fiscal outlook following Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget and analyse the challenges ahead.
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Conference on global tax equity

Conference22 September 2022 at 14:00BSTUSA
This 4th annual conference brings together leading researchers and policymakers to discuss research on making the global tax system more equitable.
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A look ahead to Friday's mini-Budget

Event22 September 2022 at 09:00on Slido and Youtube
On Friday, the Chancellor will make his first fiscal statement since taking office. What should we look out for?
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IFS Annual Lecture: Baroness Minouche Shafik

Event6 September 2022 at 18:30One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ
We’re pleased to announce that Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will give the 2022 IFS Annual Lecture.
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Educational inequalities

Event16 August 2022 at 11:00
Education is one of the most important predictors of people's life chances, shaping outcomes like work and pay, health, and wealth. At this online event, our panel will look at what aspects of the education system make the most difference to inequality and what policymakers can do if they want to build a more equal education system.

The IFS-CIPFA Local Government Finance Model: What? How? Why?

Workshop19 July 2022 at 12:00
At this webinar, IFS researchers will introduce the new IFS-CIPFA Local Government Finance Model. Following the presentation and demonstration there will be an opportunity for you to ask your questions about the model, its assumptions, its uses and its limitations.
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CIOT/IFS debate: How should the tax system treat pension saving?

Event5 July 2022 at 19:3010-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
How should the tax system treat pension saving? Is the answer different in a world of ‘pension freedoms’? These are some of the questions our expert panel will consider in this topical debate.
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Workshop on economic lessons from the pandemic

Workshop29 June 2022 at 12:307 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE
This workshop - aimed at policymakers and academics - will bring together economists from a range of fields to draw out the most important policy lessons from the last two years.
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Early childhood inequalities

Event23 June 2022 at 11:00
Inequalities between children in these domains open up very early in life. At this online event we will discuss a number of questions. How large is the variation in early child development and in the environments that young children are raised in? What are the most important features of children’s early environment for their development?
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Recent and future patterns of work around state pension age

Event20 June 2022 at 11:00
How long are people's working lives? Are they getting longer or - since the pandemic - shorter? What will the working lives be like for future generations approaching state pension age? These are some of the questions we look to answer at this event which comes at the end of a large 2-year programme of work from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Centre for Ageing Better.
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Adult education: making it a genuine second chance

Event13 June 2022 at 10:00
In the UK, the government has placed a high-emphasis on the role of technical and adult education in helping to level-up poorer areas of the country. This event will examine the potential role that adult education can play in providing a genuine second chance, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds or who leave school with few formal qualifications.

CIOT/IFS Debate: Should the government introduce an online sales tax?

Event10 May 2022 at 19:3010-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
The government is consulting on whether to introduce an online sales tax to pay for a reduction in business rates. Would that be a good idea? How might it work in practice, and what would be the effects on businesses, consumers and the high street? Join our expert panel for a lively debate on this topical issue.
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Tax and top incomes

Event7 April 2022 at 14:30
The source of top incomes, who gets them and how they are taxed is important for understanding inequalities. How have top incomes and their source been changing over time? Who is in the top 1% - are they employees, or business owners or rentiers? How much tax do the top pay and should they pay more?
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Spring Statement 2022: IFS analysis

Event24 March 2022 at 10:15
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will respond to the OBR's latest economic and fiscal forecast on Wednesday 23 March. IFS researchers will present their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances at a live-streamed press briefing the following day.