Pensioner poverty rates have fallen by two-thirds since 1980s peak

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Intergenerational Commission

Press release from the Resolution Foundation Pensioner poverty rates have fallen by two-thirds since 1980s peak Pensioner poverty rates for those entering retirement today are down by two-thirds compared to previous generations in the 1980s peak, though children born today are facing record poverty rates, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the … Continued

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The crisis cohort’s pay and career prospects have been scarred for up to a decade

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

The ‘crisis cohort’ who entered the world of work in the midst of the financial crisis continued to face higher unemployment, lower pay and worse job prospects up to a decade later, compared to other young people entering work before or after the downturn. This is according to a new report published today (Monday) by … Continued

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Policy makers need to get to the bottom of why life expectancy improvements have stalled

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Intergenerational Commission

Commenting on the latest ONS life expectancy estimates published today (Tuesday), David Willetts, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation, said: “Rising life expectancy has been one of the biggest boons to our living standards over the last century. “Getting to the bottom of why this long-term improvement has stalled – particularly as we still lag behind … Continued

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Commission calls for a £2.3bn NHS levy and a £10,000 Citizen’s Inheritance to build a new generational contract for young and old

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Intergenerational Commission

  A new generational contract is needed to tackle the big challenges Britain faces for young and old, covering a better funded NHS and care system, a radically reformed housing market, and a new citizen’s inheritance to boost the prospects of younger generations. This is according to the final report of the Intergenerational Commission published … Continued

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Scrap Inheritance Tax and replace it with one that is fairer to families and harder to avoid

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Inheritance Tax should be abolished and replaced with a new system that commands greater public support by being fairer to families and harder to avoid, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation for the Intergenerational Commission. Passing on, the 21st report of the Intergenerational Commission and last before it publishes its … Continued

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£1 billion funding boost and a “hearts and minds” business engagement drive needed to make a success of T levels

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apprenA major funding boost and business engagement drive is needed to get T levels – new technical qualifications for 16-18 year olds – off the ground and help the neglected majority of young non-graduates who are badly let down by the education system, according to a new report published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. … Continued

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