New IF research exposes government’s dodgy accounting over tuition fees

David Kingman explains the findings from IF’s latest piece of research, which show how, while much of a burden government spending on universities is passing onto future generations through higher tuition fees, this policy fails in its proclaimed aim to reduce the deficit – and increases the national debt.

Looking back in Anger: the August riots

Melissa Jane Knight reflects on the experience and causes of the riots that shook London and many other cities of England in August 2011, and makes a powerful appeal for action at ground level.

Blocked and in debt: the cry of youth

Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.

Scrap the EMA, kick away another ladder

Josie Delves sees the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance as symptomatic of a government that has shown a distinct reluctance to invest in youth – and her generation