University vice-chancellor pay: still a scandal

Are governing bodies demonstrating that they are heeding calls for pay restraint in the higher education sector? Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates

For welfare, carrots are better than sticks

“No shit, Sherlock!”: making welfare benefits conditional on satisfying increasingly stringent stipulations is largely ineffective in getting people back into work, concludes a new report. Liz Emerson, IF co-founder, investigates

Vice-chancellors are still making hay

The pay of vice-chancellors in universities is currently under scrutiny. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, looks at a new report by the House of Commons Library

Rigged: How the oil and gas industry is undermining future generations

The Prime Minister has just met the boss of Toshiba to discuss a likely high strike price for producing nuclear energy for the UK. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, looks at another huge energy bill likely to land on our children’s shoulders, this time from North Sea oil and gas decommissioning.

Generation Brexit: What do young people want?

IF’s latest report gives a breakdown of the Millennial vote at the EU Referendum, and identifies four distinct “tribes”. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, explains why these voters form an important bloc that must not be ignored

The unlikely young fad: living with your parents

Beth Jenkinson, IF researcher, discusses the findings of a recent Canadian report on “co-residence” between the generations and the implications this might have for the UK, where young adults are increasingly living with their parents during their working lives

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.