There are two fundamental issues I want to highlight with regards to the defined benefit crisis: the measurement of liabilities, and what should be done to prevent promises being broken (and how best to spread the burden if they are). Continue reading
A universal basic income is being touted as a possible key component of the future welfare state, but the economy still hasn’t reached a stage where automated production and productivity growth can support this. Continue reading
Population ageing is driving down inflationary pressures and reducing real interest rates which gives central banks very little room for manoeuvre.
As growth in the UK’s working age population slows, the role of education in driving forward productivity becomes increasingly important. Continue reading
The Ready for Ageing Alliance came together in 2013 following the publication of the House of Lords Committee Report by the Public Service and Demographic Change Committee. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive is on the effectiveness of financial capability interventions for older people. Continue reading
On Monday, 18th July we launched ‘The state of the nation’s housing: An ILC-UK Factpack’, supported by FirstPort.
It came as no surprise to me when I saw the findings of the recent ‘State of the Nation’s Housing: An ILC-UK Factpack’ report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) earlier this month. It’s the latest report to highlight a major issue: baby boomers are stuck in housing that is unsuitable for their needs, a situation that is putting the whole property market at risk of grinding to a standstill. Continue reading
The remarkable result of last week’s EU referendum was ultimately based on a relatively close result, with 52% of voters backing Leave and 48% backing Remain. As has become all too clear since, however, this fairly small difference in vote share masks much bigger political and social divides. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive is on migration. Continue reading