5 live gets a look around the Institute for Fiscal Studies

When politicians try and make their economic arguments sound a bit more credible they normally throw in three letters: IFS.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies are the people who forensically examine manifestos to see if the numbers add up and bring a bit of clarity to the fog of political battle.

And they're fiercely independent.

Stephen Chittenden has been to see them at work.

This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast on April 29 2015.

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