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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  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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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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Up to a third of millennials face renting from cradle to grave

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  Policy makers need to radically reform the private rental sector to make it fit for raising children and retirement because a generation of young people face the prospect of never owning their own home, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the Resolution Foundation for its Intergenerational Commission. Home Improvements sets out … Continued

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It’s time to properly abolish the ‘poll tax’ – by scrapping council tax

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Entirely new system genuinely based on a proportion of a property’s value now desirable and feasible Council tax is outdated, regressive, and, despite being notionally based on the value of homes, functions in many ways like a poll tax – exactly the type of tax it was introduced to get away from – said the … Continued

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