Votes at 16 bill torpedoed (again)

In the House of Commons, a private member’ s bill to reduce the voting age to 16 was squeezed out by a time limit on Friday 3 November – “sabotaged” by the Conservatives, according to Opposition MPs. It now has little chance of becoming law. IF supporter Melissa Jane Knight sees this as both deeply… Read more »

Nothing is certain but ageing and taxes

With rising rents, staggering student debts and increasing inflation that cuts into already depressed real wages, are young people’s finances at (tax) breaking point? Could age-based taxation improve the intergenerational balance? Elliot Jones, IF Summer Intern, explores…  

Ashes to ashes? Justice and the world we leave behind

Recent decades have seen important steps toward equality for different genders, sexualities and ethnicities. But members of one “group” remain second-class citizens. We must broaden our understanding of social membership and take responsibility for the effects of our actions upon those who will be born after we are gone. Rohin Burney-O’Dowd, IF summer intern, investigates.

New figures show impact of final salary pensions on living standards

Newly-published ONS figures have shown the colossal impact that the maturation of final salary pension schemes is having on pensioners’ living standards, reports David Kingman. But what will this mean for younger generations who don’t have access to such schemes? 

China’s intergenerational tensions

Drawing on interviews and observations during a recent visit, Angus Hanton, co-founder of IF, reflects on fairness between the generations in China

New data highlight intergenerational conflict over Brexit and the economy

A large share of “extremists” on both sides of the Brexit debate would be happy to see the British economy suffer damage in order to have their way, according to new polling from YouGov. David Kingman looks at the questions this raises for intergenerational fairness 

Public sector pensions: are they fair and sustainable?

In a series of question and answers, Allan Martin – an actuary and independent pension scheme trustee – reveals the huge and growing burden of public sector pensions, and the alarming implications for the future generations