PolicyEngine UK is PolicyEngine's microsimulation model of the UK tax-benefit system. It uses the PolicyEngine Core microsimulation framework, which is based on OpenFisca.
The elements are described in different folders. All the modelling happens within the
- The rates and other system parameters are in the
- The formulas and inputs are in the
- This country package comes also with reforms in the
The files that are outside from the
policyengine_uk folder are used to set up the development environment. Installation instructions are located along with other documentation in the
The model supports multiple different input datasets provided by the user, one of which is the Family Resources Survey,1 containing microdata on household incomes across the UK. PolicyEngine UK enhances this dataset by fusing it to other surveys and reweighting it to minimize a comprehensive loss metric that measures the difference from an array of administrative totals.
Fast setup instructions
pip install policyengine-uk
policyengine-ukand go through the prompt to setup microdata.
The primary maintainer for PolicyEngine UK is Nikhil Woodruff, co-founder and CTO of PolicyEngine (email@example.com).
You may cite the source of your analysis as "PolicyEngine UK release #.#.#, author's calculations."
Department for Work and Pensions, Office for National Statistics, NatCen Social Research. (2021). Family Resources Survey, 2019-2020. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8802, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8802-1