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Taxes and benefits

Our work analyses impacts on inequality, poverty, the public finances, and the behaviour of workers, firms and consumers, and considers how their design could be improved. Its focus ranges from the taxation of sugary drinks to revenue-raising measures in low and middle income countries to ongoing UK benefit reforms.

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Women looking at bills

The stealth tax rise

We look at the impact that freezing tax thresholds has on the tax people pay.

6 April 2023

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IFS residential conference 2023

This conference, sponsored by CIOT, looked at the taxation of top incomes and asked how the system could be made more rational and effective.

30 March 2023