To create more homes for younger people, we should create more homes for older people, writes Michael Voges, Executive Director of ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) in response to IF’s stockpiling space report.
Calls have grown this week for the inevitable inquiry into the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, in particular from bereaved relatives’ groups and nursing groups. Ashley Seager, IF Co-founder, argues that any Covid-19 inquiry should be far more wide ranging with intergenerational fairness at its heart.
Commodity prices have already gone up sharply around the world and many other prices seem to be headed north. To fight COVID-19 the government has printed huge quantities of new money and many economists are predicting the result will be a sharp rise in inflation. Angus Hanton, IF Co-founder, asks what this would mean for the old and the… Read more »
IF intern, Hugh Nicholl, looks into the findings of the Office for National Statistic’s latest student survey and outlines the worrying evidence of a student mental health crisis. Read more…
The government announced last week that it will be allocating £79 million towards providing mental health support specifically for children and young people in light of the mental health toll that the pandemic has placed on younger generations. IF Researcher, Melissa Bui, explains why this is a step in the right direction for younger generations.… Read more »
The announcement of the 95% mortgage in this week’s budget may have initially sounded like good news for those in “generation rent” who have struggled for years to get onto the housing ladder. However, Lizzie Simpson, IF Researcher, explains why this policy is likely to make homeownership increasingly unachievable for young people in the longer… Read more »
As we approach the milestone landmark of a year since the first UK lockdown began, newly released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal just how damaging this past year has been for young people’s employment prospects. Lizzie Simpson, IF Researcher, explains
Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new data detailing the current state of the UK’s labour market and businesses. This has revealed not only the damaging impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have on the UK’s economy as a whole, but also the disproportionally negative impact that it is having… Read more »
To mark this year’s “Time to Talk Day” IF researcher Melissa Bui (author of our “Costing Young Minds” paper) starts a conversation about how the negative attitudes towards children and young people during the COVID-19 crisis have had negative consequences – whether directly or indirectly – on their mental health
Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, looks at the latest research released by UK Youth on the decimation of youth organisation funding during the COVID-19 pandemic