Poorer Than Their Parents: Episode 1

Antony Mason reviews the first in a series about young people in Britain today, exploring their problems and offering some possible solutions

Intergenerational sharing of housing

Angus Hanton suggests that the older generation needs official encouragement to downsize David Willetts recently praised Homeshare International for a project they operate to encourage older people in large houses to lend rooms in their houses to younger people in exchange for help in looking after the house or them (or the garden). Whilst this… Read more »

Where are the bodies buried? – some concerns about landfill

Angus Hanton sees our casual attitudes towards waste landfill as a mark of casual attitudes towards future generations Owners of landfill sites usually know that they have a landfill site, but their detailed knowledge is typically poor. That seems also to apply to the authorities in the UK.

The Dilnot Commission Report

Antony Mason believes that this report received shamefully little media coverage The report of the Dilnot Commission Fairer care funding: Reforming the funding of adult social care was widely trailed before publication on Monday 4 July. Then it received only moderate press coverage. And then it was buried – like almost every other news story… Read more »