A prominent City economist used this phrase last week to describe the impacts of Help to Buy, the government’s flagship housing policy. David Kingman asks whether this is a fair assessment.
IF Vox Pop is a series of pieces submitted to the Intergenerational Foundation by members of the public, expressing their take on the issues we raise. Here Brendan Hollowood tells of his struggles to get a foothold in the UK workforce that have forced him abroad.
The longevity explosion has received the attention of these wise, but older people. Angus Hanton assesses the outcome
David Kingman looks at data from the 2011 ONS General Lifestyle Survey, which marks 40 years since the survey was first launched
IF Vox Pop is a series of pieces submitted to the Intergenerational Foundation by members of the public, expressing their take on the issues we raise. Here Janet Gunn, a pensioner living in South London, suggests ways to redress the bias towards her generation.
Claire Lamont explains the dilemmas faced by families where young people cannot afford to leave the parental home
Angus Hanton feels the dice are loaded against the young, and government action is required if we are to avoid a breach in social cohesion
David Kingman explains a new set of figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders which shows how difficult the situation facing first-time buyers has become
Claire Lamont describes why “generation rent” have a good subject at their fingertips for a film to enter the IF Film Competition
David Kingman examines the trend in current British society for viewing rising house prices as an unquestionably positive development