The soaring costs of government pensions

How much society pays for pensions is  increasingly an intergenerational fairness issue, and this report updates our 2011 public sector pension report. It uses Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to quantify the number pension recipients receiving public sector pensions of more than £100,000 a year, over £50,000 a year, and pensions of more than the… Read more »

A New Intergenerational Contract

With a preface written by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, this report sets out the philosophical underpinnings of intergenerational justice concerns. Certainly the philosophy is there – intergenerational justice and themes that relate to it have been analysed and discussed by some of the greatest minds of political philosophy – but a large… Read more »

Escape of the wealthy: The unfairness of the English student finance system

This report looks at the UK higher education fee regime and finds that 10% of the 1 million+ UK-domiciled full-time and part-time students studying first degrees at English universities are likely to escape the student fee system by paying their fees up front, undermining successive government claims that the current system is progressive. The research… Read more »

Baby-boomers concessions: How ticket discounts for a wealthier generation reinforce unfairness

This report looks at 35 of the UK’s leading attractions’ ticketing policies and questions whether their ticketing policies are intergenerationally fair. The report finds that more than 75% of paid-entrance museums, galleries and attractions in the UK are giving £65 million worth of ticket-price concessions each year to the over-60s, regardless of their ability to… Read more »