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IFS 14h
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There are around 370,000 higher-rate taxpayers in Scotland, many of whom will pay over £1,500 a year more income tax in Scotland than they would in the rest of the UK. The 1.4 million earning between £12,500 and £26,000 will pay up to £20.49 less.
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IFS 14h
Yesterday’s proposed a freeze in the income tax higher-rate threshold next April. Elsewhere in the UK the HRT will increase, so this further increases the revenue raised from higher earners in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK.
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IFS Dec 12
Replying to @TheIFS
Our earlier research estimates the two-child limit in tax credits and will increase child poverty by around 2 percentage points (affecting 300,000 children) in 2020–21. 📙 Read more:
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IFS Dec 12
The two-child limit in tax credits and could save the government about £2bn in the long run. A small group of families would lose a lot - around 10% of their income on average. 📺 Tom Waters gives evidence to . Watch:
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Economica Journal Dec 11
In Issue 85/340 of : Wage Regulation and the Quality of Police Applicants by economists Rowena Crawford and Richard Disney.
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IFS Dec 11
People in the UK are getting older, and living longer. So what does that mean for the public finances? Find more of our work on public spending here:
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IFS Dec 11
Replying to @LGAcomms
Questions about how we pay for social care in the long term aren't technical, David Phillips and Polly Simpson write for . "They speak to the kind of country we want to be; and the kind of country we think we are."
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IFS Dec 11
Replying to @TheIFS
Funding for social care is the spotlight because of recent reforms to local government, rising costs, and much more rapid growth in the elderly population in some local areas. 📕 Our recent research:
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IFS Dec 11
There's a tension between local funding and national standards in . Our Associate Director David Phillips gives evidence to on social care funding in England. 📺 Watch:
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Work & Pensions Committee Dec 11
Watch live tomorrow from c. 10.20 as we examine some controversial aspects of the UK's two-child limit policy for welfare benefits, soon to be extended to cover any third or later child regardless of when they were born. With
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IFS Dec 10
What's expected in the Scottish budget tomorrow? A big question is how Scotland will respond to Philip Hammond’s decision to raise the higher rate income tax threshold in the rest of the UK. Research economist Tom Waters comments in :
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Lords Economic Affairs Committee Dec 10
Are different funding solutions for social care required for different generations? Our inquiry continues on Tuesday 11 December, with , , , and live from 3.35pm.
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IFS Dec 10
"Selective industrial policy is back in fashion and the scope for it would be substantially increased by a hard ", writes Nicholas Crafts in Fiscal Studies, our journal. But "the lessons of the 1970s should not be forgotten." 📄 Read more:
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IFS Dec 9
"Taking back control does not mean giving in to political temptation", writes . "The failures of our economic policy in recent decades have not arisen from constraints imposed by the EU, they have been our own failures." 🗞️ New comment:
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IFS Dec 8
Replying to @nhsconfed
A growing and ageing population means increased pressure on the NHS, as our recent work with @HealthFnd and in association with showed. NHS spending would need to increase just to maintain the services that it offers today. Read more:
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IFS Dec 8
Theresa May has pledged an extra £20.5bn for the in England up to 2023–24. NHS spending is now set to grow faster than it has since 2010, but slower than it has done historically.
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Paul Johnson Dec 6
An aspect of poverty we don't focus on enough. Those with health problems, especially mental health problems, are far more likely to be out of work and to be poor. Only half of those with a longstanding mental health problem are in work compared to almost 90% of those without.
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IFS Dec 6
How does give us a better understanding of public policy issues - from productivity growth to poverty reduction? Our Public Economics Lectures return in January. Join IFS researchers as they discuss the policy implications of their research:
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IFS Dec 6
Would more to councils incentivise and empower them to improve public services? Or would it mean a bigger postcode lottery? We debated these questions with , and Birmingham residents during the .
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IFS Dec 5
Education is the second-largest item of public spending - accounting for 4.3% of national income in 2017–18. Former IFS Director Andrew Dilnot and explore how this money gets spent in this podcast, featuring our research.
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