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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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The Exchequer costs of unemployment

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Recent UK economic history has been characterised by high levels of unemployment, coupled with a high nominal Public Sector Borrowing Requirement (PSBR).

26 November 1981

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What do we know about the black economy?

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Much interest has recently been expressed in the scope and growth of the black economy, and several estimates of its size have been presented, which invariably receive wide coverage in the press and elsewhere

26 March 1981