Higher education is an investment, not a revenue stream

Look to Canada. IF researcher, Sylvan Lutz, argues that England is hurting its economic and social potential by treating students as a revenue source and not as an investment in the country’s future.

Downsizing is socially desirable – and saves money on bills

As the rates of under-occupation continue to increase and energy bills are higher than they have been any previous winter, saving money on bills can be a persuasive argument to encourage greater downsizing. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses some of the key points of the recently published IF report “Downsize your energy bills”.

Is the Energy Charter Treaty unravelling?

Is the Energy Charter Treaty unravelling and what does it mean for younger and future generations? Charlotte Foster, IF student volunteer, investigates.

Young let down by Starmer and Sunak?

This week the leaders of the UK’s two biggest political parties, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer, laid out their visions for the country. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, uses the lens of intergenerational fairness to assess their proposals on the key issues that most affect younger and future generations

Trains over planes – Government response

In October the Intergenerational Foundation published a report arguing that the government should stop subsidising domestic air travel and ban short-haul domestic routes where comparable rail alternatives exist. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses the Department for Transport’s response to the policy recommendations set out in IF’s Trains over Planes report.

Turning assets back into homes: lessons from the Canadian property tax system

UK housing is increasingly a place for wealthy investors to park their wealth rather than a place for young people to live affordably. Sylvan Lutz, IF Researcher, looks at UK council taxes and argues that there are lessons to be learned from Canada on its new policy charging high taxes on vacant houses.

Affordable housing – could we learn something from Vienna?

Vienna, a metropolis rich in both cultural and architectural heritage, which often ranks as the most liveable city in the world, also boasts some of the lowest housing costs in Europe. Alec Haglund, IF Researcher, discusses key aspects of Vienna’s housing policy and argues that we should not overlook Vienna’s model when searching for answers… Read more »