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Universal credit and work incentives


This presentation was given at the launch of an OECD report ‘Connecting people with jobs: activation policies in the UK’ held at the Work Foundation, London, on 15 July 2014.

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IFS Working Paper W13/26
In this paper, we use micro-simulation techniques to investigate whether financial work incentives will be stronger in 2015-16 than they were in 2010-11 and to separate out the impact of changes to taxes, benefit cuts and the introduction of universal credit from the impact of wider economic ...