The EU referendum: six years on

Today is six years since the EU referendum. In this blog, IF’s Digital Campaigns Officer, Liam Hill, considers the impact of the EU referendum on the UK’s economic and political landscape, and what effects the referendum and Brexit have had on intergenerational fairness. The events and the process Brexit has always been better seen as… Read more »

Reforming renting: good but not enough

The governme​​nt has published a Renters Reform Bill aiming for a fairer private rented sector. Liz Emerson, IF co-founder, weighs up whether these reforms are good news for younger generations. ​ The government has unveiled plans to provide greater legal protections to the millions of renters in England and it has been rather amusing watching… Read more »

Feeding off students, yet again

In a week full of news, the government slipped out the announcement that student loan interest rates will be capped. That might sound like good news for students, but as Liz Emerson, IF co-founder explains, the young will be paying back much more than ever before, and for longer. The cap The retail price index… Read more »

On Borrowed Time: who pays for Net Zero, and when?

A new IF report, entitled “On Borrowed Time”, produced in collaboration with the Social Market Foundation, launches today. John Hobby, co-author and IF Researcher, explains how the report tackles the economic and moral questions involved in thinking about intergenerationally fair ways to share the costs of the Net Zero transition between current and future generations.… Read more »

Hit From All Sides: why the world isn’t working for Gen Z

In this article, student campaigner Lauren Roberts-Turner writes about the difficulties facing Gen Z, people in their teens and early twenties, and what kinds of changes are required to make the world work for younger people. A challenge facing the young Being young is an inevitable, if fleeting and often challenging, stage of life that… Read more »

Never had it so good: the Platinum Jubilee generation

Robert Ashton, IF supporter, writes about how fortunate his Platinum Jubilee generation – born around the time that Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne – has been. Having reached 75 I wish somebody would tell me the purpose of old age. Some more worthy than myself will doubtless say that they care for their… Read more »

Generations apart: how the intergenerational contract has weakened since 1952

The celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee are taking place over the upcoming weekend. To mark the occasion, the Intergenerational Foundation’s Digital Campaigns Officer Liam Hill considers, through the lens of the intergenerational contract, how the UK has changed over the last 70 years. It goes without saying: a lot has changed in the… Read more »

The loneliness epidemic: mental health, young people and intergenerational inequality

Loneliness is the theme of this year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, lays out IF’s research into young people’s loneliness and explains why greater investment in earlier mental health interventions is needed. A decade in the making For more than a decade the Intergenerational Foundation (IF) has researched the plight of young people. In 9… Read more »