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Council tax is a farce – it’s time for a real property tax

It’s an open secret that council tax is a dog’s dinner. It was conjured up in the early 1990s as a half-way house between the hated ‘poll tax’ and the old domestic rates system, meaning those in top-band properties have much lower tax rates than those in cheaper homes. In England and Scotland, it is […]

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The Intergenerational Commission’s second call for policy solutions is open

For over a year the Intergenerational Commission, made up of leading experts from the worlds of work, academia and public policy, has been analysing living standards outcomes for different generations. Our research – available at www.intergencommission.org – has shed light on the difficulties faced by today’s younger generation in a range of areas, including pay […]

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Why intergenerational fairness is rising up the agenda, in 10 charts

The prospects of today’s younger generation is a topic that graces newspaper headlines and politician’s speeches with increasing regularity. In the middle of party conference season, here’s a 10-chart guide to where the concern is coming from and what those seeking to address the challenge should be focusing on. Jobs and pay Young people were […]

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