Home improvements: The role of housing policy in renewing the intergenerational contract

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

The last decade has seen housing at last work its way to the top of the political agenda. From much lower home ownership and higher housing costs for younger generations, to the sharp increase in families living in less secure rented accommodation, there is now a cross party consensus that Britain faces some serious questions … Continued

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Causes and Consequences: The role of household debt in 21st Century Britain

Monday 12 February 2018

Housing, Wealth and Debt

The growth in household debt has outpaced growth in household incomes in recent years, putting questions about the causes and consequences of higher debt back in the spotlight. Should we worry that higher debt means that another credit crisis could be brewing? Or is growing household debt instead an indicator of rising consumer confidence? What … Continued

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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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A family affair: The transfer of wealth across generations

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Housing, Wealth and Debt

From the establishment of primogeniture to the Bank of Mum & Dad the transfer of wealth across generations is both an ancient and very modern issue in Britain. With wealth increasingly concentrated among older generations, the issue of wealth transfers is rising up the political agenda. The desire for families to pass wealth onto the … Continued

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Can we fix it? Solving Britain’s housing crisis

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Britain’s housing crisis has been decades in the making, and is finally rising up the political agenda. But is this crisis really just confined to London and the South East, or is it spreading across Britain and other European countries? Which groups are on the receiving end of a lack of affordable housing? And how … Continued

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