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Emergency ambulance

Public spending, pay and pensions

The public sector pay settlements announced this July will pose severe budgetary challenges for many areas of government.

8 October 2022

Kwasi Kwarteng

Mini-Budget response

The Chancellor announced the biggest package of tax cuts in 50 years without even a semblance of an effort to make the public finance numbers add up.

23 September 2022

Police officers on patrol

The inflation squeeze on public services

Higher inflation squeezes public service budgets and makes government spending plans less generous than originally intended. How much less generous?

10 August 2022


Pay compression in the NHS (and beyond)

Since 2010, more experienced and higher-paid workers in the NHS have experienced the largest pay cuts. This has compressed the pay distribution.

1 June 2022

Westminster from river

IFS response to UK Shared Prosperity Fund


It is disappointing that the UK government has ‘taken back control’ only to stick to an arbitrary, poorly designed, out-of-date funding allocation mechanism.

13 April 2022

Rishi Sunak holding red box

Spring Statement 2022: IFS analysis


Chancellor Rishi Sunak responded to the OBR's latest economic and fiscal forecast on Wednesday 23 March. IFS researchers presented their initial analysis of the Chancellor's announcements on the public finances at a live-streamed press briefing the following day.

24 March 2022