Thursday 20 June 2019

A lifetime of living standards

Launch of the Intergenerational Centre and inaugural Intergenerational Audit

The issue of intergenerational equity has risen up the political and economic agenda in recent years, and not before time. From the weak pay growth and job insecurity experienced by young people, to a social care system not fit to support older generations, Britain faces a wide range of living standards challenges that affect different generations in different ways.

More positively, from greater ambition on housing to how we adapt to people living longer, healthier lives, we are now starting to think about policy solutions through a generational lens.

But if we want politics and policy makers to respond effectively to these issues we first need a deeper understanding of what’s driving them, and how they can be addressed. The Resolution Foundation is therefore setting up a permanent home for analysis and policy action on the issue – The Intergenerational Centre.

To mark the launch of the Centre, led by Lord David Willetts, we published our inaugural Intergenerational Audit, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to provide an up-to-date take on the big intergenerational issues facing 21st Century Britain. The launch event featured an opening speech from Lord Willetts, followed by a panel discussion with leading experts and an audience Q&A.