Young people and housing, renting and climate anxiety

As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, explains how anxiety is woven into so many parts of young people’s lives today. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is “anxiety” and it is a fitting topic for those of us working to protect the interests of younger and future generations. Beset by… Read more »

Is housing anxiety the norm for young people?

It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek this week. Tilly Smith, Campaigns and Partnerships Officer for Generation Rent, explains how anxiety is interwoven into renters’ everyday lives.

The Earth is for all generations – today and tomorrow

Earth Day marks an annual day of reflection on the state of the only home humanity has ever known. Sylvan Lutz, IF researcher, highlights the importance that the stability of the Earth’s climate and ecosystems have to current and future generations. Join IF in working to protect the planet for future generations, not just once… Read more »

A long view can help humanity

Richard Fisher, a senior journalist at BBC Global News, explains the motivation behind his book, “The Long View”, which has just been published.

Social action as a route to the ballot box

Childhood volunteering can help reduce inequalities in electoral turnout, writes Dr Stuart Fox, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Exeter University

A budget ghosting the young

The budget presented by the Chancellor on 15 March gives little reassurance to young people that the government understands their struggles. Instead of addressing issues such as housing, low pay, crumbling public services and a looming ecological breakdown, the major announcements concerned tax reliefs for wealthier and older people and for corporations. Alec Haglund, IF… Read more »

We need a budget that is fair for all generations

As the Chancellor prepares to announce the budget, many young people fear yet another budget that overlooks the many problems society is facing. Housing, climate, low pay, student loans, and the cost-of-living crisis are issues that should be top priorities for a government that is serious about solving problems. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses policies… Read more »

A Call for a “Common Personal Income Tax”

The unprecedented affluence of millions of older people is in stark contrast with a stagnant economy and a society in which millions of younger people cannot afford the basics of independent living. Change is long overdue and needs to start with the UK tax system, writes Carl Groves, former Further Education College Principal, and IF… Read more »