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A forward look on finance

This LGA 2023 Annual Conference presentation sets out the broad economic and fiscal context and the funding and policy outlook for local government.

5 July 2023

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The economics of immigration

Recently, the government announced record net migration figures. Paul Johnson speaks to Madeleine Sumption, a political scientist, to get the facts.

8 June 2023

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The state of the NHS

In this episode, we take a look at the state of the NHS across a range of areas.

8 February 2023

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IFS Green Budget 2021

Event 12 October 2021 at 10:30 Please see above for details on how to watch this event online.
The IFS Green Budget 2021, in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation, will analyse the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, its economic legacy, and the big decisions confronting Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he prepares for his upcoming Budget and Spending Review.
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IFS Green Budget 2021


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.

12 October 2021

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Social care: what happens now?

In this episode we dig into the new announcement on social care funding, what it means, whether it will work and how it will affect people's care.

15 September 2021

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The mess of our present health and tax systems is a product of history


Our social care system is the unfinished business of 1946 and the direct descendant of the poor law of 1834; the decision to fund it through a levy is a throwback to a time when we had a social insurance system. And that’s the trouble. If you want a rational system for tax, welfare and public spending, best not to start from here.

13 September 2021