Youth worker Melissa Jane Knight gives an impassioned account of the dire prospects facing her generation. And she is one of “lucky ones” who stuck with education. The key to more equitable solutions lies in better targeted government policy.
Heather Wetzel, Vice Chair of the Labour Land Campaign, responds to the recent IF housing report, and makes the case for a land value tax
David Kingman explores whether people find it harder to grow up today than they used to
David Kingman explores the interaction between poor returns on private pensions and intergenerational unfairness in the housing market
Angus Hanton asks if the baby boomers owe their success more to fortune than design – and if their prosperity has created an intergenerational deficit.
Angus Hanton suggests that the older generation needs official encouragement to downsize David Willetts recently praised Homeshare International for a project they operate to encourage older people in large houses to lend rooms in their houses to younger people in exchange for help in looking after the house or them (or the garden). Whilst this… Read more »
Sam Desborough explains why he was gripped by Jilted Generation, and why he thinks it should be required reading for fellow students The blurb for Jilted Generation describes it as a work of ‘irresistible polemical energy’ and this proves to be a most apt summary of Ed Howker and Shiv Malik’s writing.
Angus Hanton shows how current tax loopholes have intergenerational consequences People disagree on how housing should be taxed. Some people would like to see higher annual holding taxes, whether this is called Council Tax, Land Value Tax or just Property Tax, while others want to see the introduction of Capital Gains Tax on residential house… Read more »
Antony Mason see that something has to give – but where? The Halifax came up with some depressing statistics last week. Based on a poll of 4000 non-homeowners, they found that two-thirds of young people (20–45 year olds) believe they have no prospect of ever getting on the property ladder.