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IFS at 50: The future of benefits


This presentation was given at the first of the IFS 50th anniversary event series, on the future of benefits, on 27 February 2019.

You can watch video of the event below and download Robert's slides here.

Robert Joyce's presentation


Full video with introduction and panel conversation

Please note that slides 14, 15, and 21 have been corrected from the original presentation.



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Journal article | Fiscal Studies - Special Issue: 50th Anniversary of IFS
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) was founded in 1969 by four men working in the private sector who wanted to see expert analysis and critique of tax policy from outside the government itself – something of a radical proposition in those days.
Newspaper article
The government spends an astonishing £22 billion a year on housing benefit. That dwarfs spending on the police, on overseas aid and the budgets of many entire government departments.