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Inequality in the labour market

Event15 March 2022 at 09:30
The availability of work with good wages and conditions makes a big difference to our material wellbeing and the kinds of lives we lead. At this online event we will look at what has been happening to inequalities in the UK’s labour market, and what the big policy challenges are going forward.
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A look ahead to the Spring Statement

Event10 March 2022 at 09:30
The Spring Statement will take place against a backdrop of rising inflation, impacting living standards and the government finances alike. At this event, IFS researchers will set out their latest assessment of the economic and fiscal backdrop and some of the challenges that the Chancellor will need to consider.
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Firms, market power, innovation and inequality

Event3 March 2022 at 09:30
Firms are at the centre of our economy: they make the things we buy, set prices, invent new things and provide jobs. They also differ widely in their size, their productivity, their innovativeness, and the wages and conditions they offer. This event will address a number of key questions regarding firms and inequality.
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CIOT/IFS Online Debate: Is it time for a windfall tax?

Event1 March 2022 at 10:00
Do ‘windfall taxes’ have a place in a modern tax system? If so, what are the criteria for their use? Should the UK introduce a windfall tax now on the profits of oil and gas companies? Join our expert panel for a lively debate on this highly topical issue.
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Challenges for levelling up

Event4 February 2022 at 10:00
At this event, IFS researchers will put the Levelling Up White Paper in context by outlining the current pattern of taxes and public spending around the country and presenting new work that looks at geographic inequalities in labour market outcomes.
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Education spending: resourced for levelling up?

Event30 November 2021 at 13:30<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
The next few years are likely to be particularly challenging for schools, colleges, universities and nurseries. At this event, we will examine how education spending can be best set to support levelling up and narrow inequalities.
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Why tax corporate income? (And what can go wrong when we do?)

Event29 November 2021 at 16:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Why do governments tax corporate profits? And what are the policy challenges associated with doing so? The lecture explores whether the burden of corporation tax falls on shareholders or workers and asks why so many large companies appear to pay so little tax.
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Early years inequalities in the wake of the pandemic

Event26 November 2021 at 10:30<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
There are important inequalities in the development of children well before they start school. By forcing nurseries to close and dramatically altering the lives of most families with young children, the pandemic may have exacerbated existing inequalities and possibly created new ones.
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The economics of higher education

Event22 November 2021 at 16:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Why do so many young people decide to go to university? Why do governments subsidise them? Who does and who does not benefit financially from higher education? This lecture will explore these central questions in the economics of higher education in the context of recent IFS research on the financial gains to degrees in the UK.
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Health and social care: what are the challenges after COVID?

Event22 November 2021 at 13:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
What are the likely pressures on the NHS going forward - not just from COVID-19, but also from an ageing population? How much funding might be needed to meet these? And will the government's latest reforms really be enough to 'fix' social care?
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Saving the environment: think like an economist

Event18 November 2021 at 17:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
This interactive online workshop for A level students, led by IFS researchers, will look at how the tools of economics can be used to address big environmental issues like air pollution, rising air temperatures and traffic jams.
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What's the impact of trade on inequality?

Event17 November 2021 at 15:30Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.
The growth of international trade has had profound effects on the labour markets and even the politics of high-income countries. This online event wil
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The curse of graduating during a recession

Event15 November 2021 at 16:00
This lecture will look at what we learned from the last big economic crisis in 2008, and what it can teach us about the prospects for people graduating during Covid.
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The price we pay for carbon: can taxes take us to net zero?

Event9 November 2021 at 14:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Solving climate change will entail innovation, substantial behavioural change, and considerable economic cost. What is the current state of UK environmental policy, what more needs to be done, and how can we ensure a fair transition to net zero?
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Inequality: what do we know, and why do we care?

Event8 November 2021 at 16:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Why do we care about inequality? What should be done about it? This lecture explores the debate over which inequalities the government should act to reduce, and why.
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Why are pensions important?

Event1 November 2021 at 16:00<p>Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.</p>
Why should people save for retirement and why do governments intervene in people's pension saving decisions? How has the UK pension system changed over time? This lecture will discuss key themes around pension saving, specifically discussing the UK policy context.
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Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: IFS analysis

Event28 October 2021 at 11:15<p>This event will be streamed live to our website.</p>
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce his Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review on Wednesday 27 October. IFS researchers will present their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances, spending on public services, and the tax and the benefit system on the following day.