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Stuart Adam

Stuart Adam

Senior Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2004
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2001

Stuart joined the IFS in 2001 and works in the Tax sector. His research focuses on analysing the design of the tax and benefit system, and he has written about many aspects of tax and benefit policy, including income tax and National Insurance; VAT; property taxation; small business taxation; savings and wealth taxation; motoring taxation; tax credits; universal credit; disability benefits; work incentives and redistribution; support for families with children; and local government finance. Stuart was an author and editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

Reports

Report
The IFS Green Budget looks at the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the Chancellor aims to secure a lasting recovery and deliver on the Government’s other objectives and priorities.
Briefing note
Are there any common themes in how the current Scottish Government has used these powers? Who are the winners and losers from the reforms it has undertaken? What opportunities has it taken and what difficult decisions has it ducked? And what are some of the key issues for the coming years?

News and comment

Observation
IFS immediate reaction to the Prime Minister's announcement about social care.
Observation
It has been widely reported that the government will announce an increase in National Insurance contributions (NICs) to pay for increased funding for health and social care. This observation examines the effects of increasing NICs compared to increasing income tax.

Presentations

Presentation
Felicity Buchan MP and leading experts in tax discussed whether the UK should make more use of taxes on wealth at this Conservative Party Conference fringe event.
Presentation
How does the taxation of housing fit into how we analyse other taxes and the tax system as a whole, and what can we conclude about how it should be reformed? This was a Keynote Presentation given at the Tax Research Network Annual Conference, at Aston University and online, on 9 September 2021.