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Children born today will reach adulthood around 2040. What will life in the UK be like for them, according to current trajectories? What are the policy options we have now that can influence or change that trajectory for the better?

Be the Chancellor with our new tax tool

We’ve partnered with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who have developed an interactive online tool that illustrates the key choices and trade-offs facing the next government. Use the tool to set your tax and spending plans for the next five years and see how different choices affect the government balance sheet.

About the project

To address the defining issues facing the country, UK 2040 Options brings a range of experts together to assess the policy landscape, explore fertile areas for change and to test and interrogate ideas. Together, we support policymakers with fresh insights and tools to inform choices that they now face.