Home affront: the outlook for housing for young people across Britain

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

In recent decades, housing has gone from being a driver of falling wealth inequality to playing a central role in Britain’s living standards crisis. Across income groups and the generations we see widespread concern about the housing prospects of younger generations. From the cost of housing to its size, quality and proximity to work, how … Continued

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The wealth of our nation: who owns what in 21st century Britain

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

Launch of major work programme on wealth across Britain for the Intergenerational Commission The wealth we accumulate, spend and pass on is too often the forgotten side of big national debates on inequality and living standards, where questions of day to day income dominate. A full lifetime view of our living standards needs to put … Continued

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21st Century inequality: The new divisions between and within generations

Monday 13 February 2017

Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

Much of the post-war inequality debate has focused on the gap between rich and poor. But while income inequality recently hit a 30-year low, living standards differences between young and old have been rising up the economic and political agenda. To what extent has age replaced class as the big division in Britain today? Are … Continued

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Stagnation Generation? Launch of the Intergenerational Commission

Monday 18 July 2016

Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

Britain, like all societies and families, embodies a social contract between the generations – it is how we live our lives and support each other from cradle to grave. But this contract feels increasingly under threat, with young people seeing their wages plummet and home ownership drift out of sight. Are these short term pieces … Continued

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