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Downsizing: should financial incentives be offered to “the elderly” to downsize?

A government White Paper published today indicates (on p63) that the government will be exploring ways to encourage older people to ‘downsize’, with one rationale being the freeing up of housing fo… Source: Downsizing: should financial incentives be offered to “the elderly” to downsize?

Scrapping the Pensions Triple Lock? Time to re-frame the debate.

Over the weekend, the Work and Pensions Select Committee called on the government to scrap the pensions triple lock, framing it as a symptom of an economy skewed against young people. In an article… Source: Scrapping the Pensions Triple Lock? Time to re-frame the debate.

Pensions and the triple lock – some context for the debate

I’ve been listening for the last two days to heated debate about the triple lock for State Pensions, with two former pension Ministers slugging it out, Ros Altmann and Steve Webb, and increas… Source: Pensions and the triple lock – some context for the debate

Let’s stop the ill informed language of intergenerational conflict, time for generational cohesion

Originally posted on Ageing Issues:
Two interesting things happened today.  The Office for National Statistics published data showing that we now have, for the first time in history, over a million over 65s in paid work, almost 10% of the over 65 population of the UK.  At the same time, the Bishop of London, in…

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