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IFS issues frequent press releases and observations and features regularly in online, broadcast and printed media. Staff also write and contribute to news articles.

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Press release
As the furlough scheme is wound down over the summer, we can expect to see increased numbers of older jobseekers, many of whom may face significant challenges when it comes to finding new jobs.
Observation
Taxes are often the subject of debate; that is as it should be. But those debates need to be well-informed to produce sensible policy outcomes.
Observation
In this observation we look at the arguments to consider when assessing the merits of the large injection of education spending.

Latest press releases and announcements

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As the furlough scheme is wound down over the summer, we can expect to see increased numbers of older jobseekers, many of whom may face significant challenges when it comes to finding new jobs.
News
Director of the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies and IFS Research Fellow Professor Alissa Goodman has been awarded an CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021.
News
The Institute for Fiscal Studies launches IFS TaxLab, a website which provides impartial explainers, answers and data on the UK tax system.
News
Xavier Jaravel, an IFS Research Associate based at the London School of Economics, has won Le Monde's prize for the best young economist.
Press release
Lucy Kraftman, James Banks and Pia Hardelid
Inequalities in mortality rates by socioeconomic position had been rising in England prior to the pandemic, both for men and women. Males in the poorest 10% of local geographical areas were on average 37% more likely to die than men in the richest 10% of areas in 2003. By 2017, they were 63%, or ...
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Response to the latest ONS public sector finances data release.
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The government has committed to spend about £4.3 billion on education in England in response to the pandemic over the two years 2020–21 and 2021–22. However, about £1.3 billion or 30% of this supposedly additional money is currently due to be funded from underspending or from existing ...
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"The figures released today show that almost 5 million people are now waiting for routine hospital treatment, while a huge 436,000 have been waiting for longer than a year. Even as COVID cases decline, and more routine treatment comes back online, it is clear that patients will face long waits for ...