Policy must be rebalanced in favour of the young, say Lords Committee

25 Apr 2019 02:10 PM

The House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has today called on the Government to take steps to deliver a fairer society by supporting younger people in the housing and employment market, and deliver better in-work training and lifelong learning to prepare the country for the coming 100-year lifespan.

Committee Chair

The Chair of the Committee, Lord True, yesterday said:

"We found that intergenerational bonds are still strong, and the evidence suggested both young and older people recognise the contribution the other makes and the challenges they face. However, there is a risk that those connections could be undermined if the Government does not get a grip on key issues such as access to housing, secure employment and fairness in tax and benefits."

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The Committee sets out a range of recommendations across different policy areas to tackle the challenge of retaining the supportive relationship between generations and take a more long-term policy approach.

Tax and spending


Training and employment

Assessing intergenerational impact of policies


Further information