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A load of rubbish?

A UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS) can be expected to increase recycling rates for beverage bottles and

Inequality by stealth

New Fabian Society analysis published to mark the start of the 2019/20 tax year shows how Conservative

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Public Finance & Institutions Programme (PFI)

The Public Finance and Institutions programme are looking for an exceptional economist to further develop ODI’s growing

Wrong direction

In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law,

Taking control

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the question of whether additional taxes should be

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By Various Authors

In the IFS 2018 Green Budget, we discuss some of the issues confronting the Chancellor as he prepares for his…

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By Daniel Tomlinson

This groundbreaking piece of research addresses the question of earnings volatility, unearthing some striking findings about the lived experience of…

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By Various Authors

Government is quietly shifting costs of public services on to individuals. Where government can get people to pay directly for…

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By Olivia Bailey

The left in the UK has weathered the stormy years since Brexit in a tactical pose. But time spent discussing…

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By Stephen Clarke; Paul Gregg

This paper gets to the bottom of why real wages are still 3 per cent below their level before the…

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By Scott Corfe

This report examines the potential benefits that could be realised from the rollout of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in…

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By Various Authors

Free trade improves the well-being of all parties to it. The most significant way that trade achieves this outcome is…

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By James Sproule

Central and Eastern Europe is at a cross roads; the choices made over the next few years are going to…

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By Scott Corfe; Nicole Gicheva

This SMF report presents new estimates of industry concentration in consumer markets, exploring the extent to which markets are dominated…

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