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Adult children expect to receive gifts to parents back as inheritance 

Adult children expect to receive gifts to parents back as inheritance  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Grown-up children's willingness to share their wealth with their parents depends heavily on how much they hope they will ultimately get back, researchers discovered.

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Findings from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies are cited in the article

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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 11, 2017 10:22 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.


English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Family Resources Survey

Wealth and Assets Survey
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The 'mansion tax' waiting in the wings

The 'mansion tax' waiting in the wings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hitting home owners is just the start of Labour's plans for the middle classes
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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Middle class families braced for inheritance tax time bomb

Middle class families braced for inheritance tax time bomb | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Rising house prices and the recovering economy are set to force tens of thousands more people above the death tax threshold
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The article quotes Stuart Adam from the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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IFS criticises Government plan to stop publishing wealth data on richest 1 per cent

IFS criticises Government plan to stop publishing wealth data on richest 1 per cent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The respected Institute for Fiscal Studies has criticised Government plans to stop collecting and publishing data about the wealth held by the richest 1 per cent.


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More grieving families face hated death taxes

More grieving families face hated death taxes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
DEMANDS to scrap inheritance tax were fuelled yesterday after figures showed that the number of families hit by the hated levy will surge by more than a third this year.
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The article quotes figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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The desperate tactics being used to avoid inheritance tax

The desperate tactics being used to avoid inheritance tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the inheritance tax threshold frozen, families are resorting to more desperate measures to avoid death duty.


According to a paper published last week by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, if the threshold remains the same, more death tax will be paid as a proportion of all tax income by 2018 than at any point since the Seventies.

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The Institute of Fiscal Studies hosts two ESRC Research Centres - the Centre for Public Policy, and the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice.

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