High rents leave families with unaffordable housing costs

A new report from Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) finds that one million families are paying rents that they cannot afford. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, takes a look at the research.  1 million families paying rent they cannot afford According to the JRF research, one million households are paying rents they cannot afford. These are private… Read more »

One million children could be missing out on free school meals

New research suggests that 1 million children could be missing out on free school meals. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, explains why this is yet another intergenerational unfairness facing younger generations. Free School Meals According to a new report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), in partnership with  Birmingham and York Universities, 1 million children… Read more »

What does fewer births mean for intergenerational fairness?

Conceptions are falling in England and Wales. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, looks at the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  Latest data released by the ONS show a 2.1% fall in the number of conceptions in England and Wales between 2018 and 2019. This was the largest annual decrease since 2012.… Read more »

What should a COVID-19 recovery look like for young people around the world? 

IF will be celebrating 10 years of working to protect the interests of younger and future generations in policy-making in 2021. But this year has been like no other as countries around the world reel from the damage the COVID-19 pandemic wrought on economies and people’s health. That is why this year’s annual Worldwide Blog… Read more »

The Brexit Generation: five years on

It is now five years since the EU Referendum result, five years along the path towards the “sunlit uplands” promised by those that supported Brexit. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates what benefits have been delivered for the UK’s young people.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available below. You can also subscribe to receive a regular update by providing your details at the bottom of the page. This edition calls for a new settlement for younger and future generations for all they have sacrificed economically and emotionally over the past year in order to protect the… Read more »

New ONS data show student mental health crisis

IF intern, Hugh Nicholl, looks into the findings of the Office for National Statistic’s latest student survey and outlines the worrying evidence of a student mental health crisis. Read more…

Was the 2021 Budget good for younger generations?

The 2021 Budget is done and dusted. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, looks at the highs and lows for younger and future generations, using the lens of intergenerational fairness – on a Budget that the Chancellor called “honest” and “fair”