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Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Deputy Director

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2010
BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2007

Helen is Deputy Director of the IFS and Head of the Tax sector. She is chair of the Royal Economic Society’s Communications Committee.

Her main research interests are the effects of the tax system on individuals and firms behaviour and the design of tax policy. Her recent research also includes work on the drivers of firm investment and the UK productivity puzzle. She is Tolley's 2018 Tax Personality of the year. Helen joined the IFS in 2007.

 

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.
Report
The parts of the UK tax system that dictate how different forms of income are taxed are of central importance and are not fit for purpose.

News and comment

Observation
This observation summarises some of the key facts about how NICs works and who will be paying more in NICs from April 6th 2022.
Observation
The Chancellor has cut taxes temporarily in response to COVID-19 but tax rises on a historic scale are planned from April.

Presentations

Presentation
The source of top incomes, who gets them and how they are taxed is important for understanding inequalities. How have top incomes and their source been changing over time? Who is in the top 1% - are they employees, or business owners or rentiers? How much tax do the top pay and should they pay more?
Presentation
Dame Angela Eagle MP and leading experts in tax discussed whether the UK should make more use of taxes on wealth. Even if the overall tax take doesn’t rise, should more be raised from wealth for distributional reasons? And, if we are to tax wealth more, should this be achieved by reforming ...