Knife crime and government cuts to youth services

Knife crime cannot be written off a merely a symptom of gang culture, writes Sylvie Markes: it reflects a deeper and broader societal malaise which austerity cuts have exacerbated. But government policy can make a difference

Why are young adults feeling lonelier?

To mark the launch of the UK government’s first ever loneliness strategy, David Kingman looks at the growing amount of evidence which suggests that young adults are at disproportionate risk of feeling lonely

Book Review: “The Great University Con”

“The Great University Con: How We Broke Our Universities and Betrayed a Generation”, by David Craig and Hugh Openshaw, makes a powerful case against what has been done to our universities in recent years. Review by Holly Metcalf, IF researcher 

Turning 18 in 2018: the Zenennial Generation

Turning 18 in 2018, and turning 18 in the year 2000 – new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there are some significant differences. IF researcher Holly Metcalf explains

Rent controls: lessons from Ireland?

The Irish government introduced rent controls in 2017 and look set to extend those controls with the aim of helping students. Sam Couldrick, IF researcher, assesses the impact the controls have had