See how IF is helping to change the terms of the debate, influence policy and encourage activism.
IF changes language and the terms of debate
IF has brought the idea of intergenerational fairness to the centre of policy discussion. When IF was established in 2011, “intergenerational fairness” was barely talked about. Now it is part of the vocabulary of virtually every politician and policy-maker. At IF we like to think we had a part in this – or that at… Read more »
IF galvanises parental activism over student debt
In 2012, the coalition government’s then Universities Minister, David Willetts, gave universities permission to triple tuition fees from £3,000 to £9,000 a year. The government was keen to reassure young people that these much higher fees could be paid with “income-contingent” student loans, meaning that student debts built up while at university would not need… Read more »
IF influences policy
From research report to policy change – IF’s journey on Buy-to-Let By challenging unfair buy-to-let policies, IF has scored a notable victory for young people struggling to gain a secure foothold in the housing market. The UK private rented sector witnessed explosive growth after rent restrictions were abolished by the Thatcher government in the late… Read more »