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Working age benefits

IFS research on working age benefits focuses on assessing the impact of reforms such as:

  • Universal Credit
  • The localisation of council tax support
  • Reductions in private sector housing benefit
  • Welfare-to-work schemes

 Researchers also analyse the coherence and effectiveness of the benefits system as a whole.


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Stuart Adam
Senior Economist
Robert Joyce
Deputy Director
Tom Waters
Senior Research Economist