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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.

IFS research staff are happy to speak to the press about the findings of our work. If you are a member of the press and have an enquiry or would like to receive new press releases by email, please contact Bonnie Brimstone or Kirsty Ridyard. You can reach our 24 hour press line on 07730 667 013.

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Observation
Millions of people missed out on hospital care during the pandemic, but still haven’t come forward to join the waiting list. Where are they?
Press release
It is only because of the increase in women’s educational attainment that there has been any meaningful progress in closing the gender earnings gap.
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We have remarkably reduced the fraction of national income we devote to public spending on education in the past decade.

Latest press releases and announcements

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It is only because of the increase in women’s educational attainment that there has been any meaningful progress in closing the gender earnings gap.
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We have remarkably reduced the fraction of national income we devote to public spending on education in the past decade.
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We publish a report in partnership with the Sutton Trust that ranks universities in terms of their contributions to social mobility.
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New analysis uses both aggregate and household-level data to argue that household savings leading to an consumption boom is unlikely, despite widespread increases in savings.
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In the current year (2021–22), core school spending per pupil is expected to be highest in Scotland (over £7,500), similar levels in England (£6,700) and Wales (£6,600), and lowest in Northern Ireland (£6,400).
News
Daniel Prinz, Research Economist and Country Programme Manager for Ethiopia at the IFS and TaxDev, was awarded an honourable mention by the National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2021.
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Carl Emmerson, Paul Johnson, Benjamin Nabarro, Christian Schulz, Isabel Stockton and Ben Zaranko
This year’s historic, and manifesto-breaking, announcements of tax rises will increase the UK’s tax take to its highest sustained level in peacetime. Spending will settle at 42% of national income, more than 2% above its pre-pandemic level and its highest level in ‘normal times’ since 1985.
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Looking ahead to the forthcoming Spending Review, this Green Budget chapter finds that relying on council tax alone to deal with funding pressures is unlikely to be sustainable.