Welcome to Intergenerational Fairness Day!

Today, 16 November 2023, marks the world’s first Intergenerational Fairness Day. Nine organisations around the world have come together to call on their respective governments to better consider the interests of younger and future generations. To celebrate, Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder introduces a week of articles from activist organisations around the world. #intergenerationalfairnessday

Young renters are struggling and increasingly financially vulnerable

As the housing crisis continues to get worse, those stuck in the private rental sector are suffering from increasingly unaffordable rents. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses why a growing proportion of young renters are financially vulnerable, and why the government must do more to help them.

Scrapping HS2 symbolises a lack of long-term thinking

HS2 was supposed to be desperately needed to help upgrade the UK­ rail network. Instead, after billions of pounds spent, the project has been all but scrapped, leaving just a short run of new rail between Birmingham and the outskirts of London. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, explains why scrapping HS2 symbolises a lack of long-term… Read more »

Extending the freeze on tax thresholds hurts the young and the poor

By continuing the freeze on Income Tax and NICs’ thresholds until 2027-28, the government has condemned the young and the poor to bear a larger share of the national tax burden. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses why the young and the poor are hit the hardest.

Join our Team – Digital Comms Consultant

Intergenerational Foundation Co-Founder and CEO, Liz Emerson, sets out the details of the contract digital consultant role currently being advertised by the charity.

Housing and living costs – students need help

In 2020, the UK recorded its largest intake of first-year university students only to be hit with an increase the following year. As a result, universities and students alike have been battling with increased demand for housing amidst a cost-of-living crisis. Justin Adesina, IF student volunteer, investigates.

Intergenerational fairness win for young in Montana

Sylvan Lutz IF Researcher discusses the ruling in Montana that found the government’s failure to account for greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel development harms young people and violates their right to a “clean and healthful environment.” This is an important paradigm shift in how we think about the relationship between environmental health and the… Read more »

Paris has been breached: after the hottest month on record the UK should be speeding up, not backtracking on climate policy?

Sylvan Lutz, IF Researcher, argues that despite the global average surface temperature being 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in July 2023, the Uxbridge bi-election result is being seen as a moment to reduce climate action in the UK. Join IF in calling on all parties to increase climate ambition and to stop stealing a liveable climate… Read more »