Institute for Fiscal Studies

  • November 25, 2016

    Church Action on Poverty has responded to the Autumn Statement, saying that "the incomes of the poorest are hardest hit whilst the wealthy escape scot free."

  • January 31, 2015

    Trade unions are urging the UK Government to invest in jobs and wages to achieve a genuine economic turnaround.

  • January 5, 2012

    New evidence from the Institute for Fiscal Studies for the Family and Parenting Institute shows government policies and cuts hitting vulnerable families hard.

  • March 26, 2011

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) cannot be accused of being a radical think-tank, but its probing of the government's economic policies since May 2010 has been shaped by a social and environmental awareness (it has cooperated with businesses and researchers on a 'green budget') and by a determination to move below the surface of political posturing to examine what the data is and how it is being used. The picture it offers is rather different to the coalition's spin.

  • March 23, 2011

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that measures due to come into place in April 2011 will be equivalent to a loss of £200 per household on average.

  • December 20, 2010

    Between now and 2013-14 average incomes are forecast to stagnate and both absolute and relative poverty among children and working-age adults are expected to rise.

  • October 22, 2010

    Stung by accusations of targeting the poor in the Comprehensive Spending Review, not to mention misleading voters by reneging on central electoral promises in exchange for power, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided to pick a fight with the respected think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). There can only be one winner in this fact spat, and it will not be Mr Clegg.

  • October 21, 2010

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that the cuts announced by the government will have a "regressive" effect on the economy and on the poorest in society.

  • August 25, 2010

    New analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that the coalition's budget has hit the poorest families the hardest, especially those with children.