Will building more homes help to reduce housing costs?

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

As part of the Foundation’s ongoing housing work, leading economist and Intergenerational Commission member Kate Barker and Housing market analyst Neal Hudson write about the impact that boosting housing supply could have on prices and wider housing costs.   Since the mid-2000s the dominant narrative about housing in the UK has been around a shortage … Continued

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How Philip Hammond can strike a blow for intergenerational fairness in his Budget

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Public Finances and the Economy, Intergenerational Commission

With the dust beginning to settle on a scandal-focused fortnight in Westminster politics, attention is turning back to the big event looming on the horizon – Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget in 12 days’ time. The backdrop looks challenging, with the Chancellor having to deal with the headache of a likely downgrade to the economic … Continued

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Social housing for the younger generations?

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

Social housing has received much well-deserved attention over the conference season and even looks set to be the star of the show in Theresa May’s speech. But while the rise and fall of the sector is a familiar story, the intergenerational consequences of its course are rarely remarked upon. With our new research showing that … Continued

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Why intergenerational fairness is rising up the agenda, in 10 charts

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The prospects of today’s younger generation is a topic that graces newspaper headlines and politician’s speeches with increasing regularity. In the middle of party conference season, here’s a 10-chart guide to where the concern is coming from and what those seeking to address the challenge should be focusing on. Jobs and pay Young people were … Continued

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Politicians need to be talking about solutions to the housing crisis

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

Everyone’s worried about the young. Not least because, if June’s election is anything to go by, it turns out that they do in fact vote and aren’t exactly enamoured with what it turns out 21st Century Britain has to offer them. Whatever the reason for this summer’s youth-angsting, it’s a very sensible thing to do. … Continued

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