Can political parties capture the hearts and minds of young and old alike on polling day?

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All elections have a theme. The last two were fought on living standards and the deficit. This one is about Brexit first and foremost. But there are other issues bubbling under the surface, with fairness between generations featuring prominently in both main parties’ approaches. Theresa May has identified ‘repairing the intergenerational contract that underpins society’ … Continued

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There’s more on the table at this election than Brexit and security – it’s time we had a proper debate

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Wages & Income

This is clearly a very different sort of general election campaign. Conducted in advance of a Brexit process that will profoundly reshape Britain, the focus is on the nature of the deal and the leadership qualities of those vying to negotiate it. The tragic and horrific events in Manchester last week have understandably shifted the … Continued

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Election 2017: What jobs do UK workers actually do?

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Work & Security

Politicians of all parties spend election campaigns fighting for the votes of what they call “ordinary” or “hardworking” people. And with record numbers of people in work in the UK, there are more of us that fit into that category than ever before. But what exactly do the UK’s workers do and what might be … Continued

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Sticking plasters are welcome but, for the sake of all generations, a long-term solution for social care is required

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Childcare & Families

The day after a Budget is the traditional time for commentators to form a view on just who the winners and losers really are. From this perspective, it would be easy to chalk up the much-trailed announcements on social care as a win for older generations. But as the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission is currently … Continued

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