Why intergenerational fairness matters in struggling communities

How is intergenerational fairness viewed in some of England’s most deprived communities? In 2017 Local Trust asked the Intergenerational Foundation to research this, and the result is a report just published. IF’s Antony Mason, the author of the report, explains the background, and why the conclusion should make policy-makers sit up and think

Jobs done by young adults are at greatest risk of being automated, says new ONS research

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently produced some research which estimated the likelihood of different categories of jobs being automated over the coming years. Worryingly, this found that jobs which are disproportionately done by younger workers are some of the ones which are at the greatest risk of being automated. David Kingman ponders… Read more »

For welfare, carrots are better than sticks

“No shit, Sherlock!”: making welfare benefits conditional on satisfying increasingly stringent stipulations is largely ineffective in getting people back into work, concludes a new report. Liz Emerson, IF co-founder, investigates

As robots take our jobs, should we turn back to Marxism?

Arguments that automation will devastate the job market for future generations are often casually pushed aside as unduly pessimistic, says Antony Mason. But when this is cited by the Governor of the Bank of England as a genuine threat, we really should sit up and take some notice

Generation Brexit: What do young people want?

IF’s latest report gives a breakdown of the Millennial vote at the EU Referendum, and identifies four distinct “tribes”. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, explains why these voters form an important bloc that must not be ignored