Lords Select Committee inquiry: Intergenerational Fairness

The Lords Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness has opened a call for evidence seeking views on whether the current intergenerational settlement is fair.

Submit evidence before 10 September 2018.

The new Committee of Intergenerational Fairness will focus on issues of intergenerational fairness and provision across four key policy areas: jobs and the workplace; housing; the role of communities; and taxation.

Areas of interest include:

  • Is the intergenerational settlement in the UK currently fair? Which generations are better off or worse off, and in which ways?
  • To what extent do generations have a better or worse experience of the labour market?
  • What needs to change to enable longer and fuller working lives for all? What role should employers play in providing solutions? What role can technology play?
  • To what extent is intergenerational fairness impaired by the UK housing market?
  • In what ways could more active communities help redress imbalances between generations? Are there opportunities for more non-state provided solutions to the challenges faced by an ageing society?
  • To what extent does the tax system take account of fairness between the generations?

Lord True, Chairman of the Committee said:

The concept of intergenerational fairness is attracting a lot of attention, and rightly so. We need to consider the burdens on different groups, and how they can be shared fairly.

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