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How the media love discourses of intergenerational conflict

I have found myself Dr Angry over the last two days.  I mean Dr Really Angry.  It started with the amount of airtime given to a new outfit, The Intergenerational Foundation, which describes itself as having been established to research ‘fairness’ between current and future generations in the UK.  They published a report that suggests … Continue reading

Employers should offer the over 65s the same benefits as other employees

The government, in drafting age discrimination equality legislation, decided that employers could legitimately refuse to provide insured benefits, like medical insurance, life cover, and salary protection, to the over 65s, creating substantial differentials in salary if you include perks, as well as leaving over 65s much more exposed to risk.  Employers provide these benefits, but … Continue reading

Government is Consulting on the Abolition of the Equality Act

To everyone’s very great surprise, the government has included the Equality Act in its “red tape” consultation for abolition, as if somehow the right not to be unlawfully discriminated against is simply a bureaucratic inconvenience for employers. It is extraordinary that this crucial Act has been included in this consultation. The importance of a strong … Continue reading

The new state pension: age discrimination is not the answer

When the arguments for a much higher basic state pension that virtually eliminated means testing and associated moral hazards were being thrashed out years ago in the era of the Pensions Commission, support came from government, opposition, trade unions, employers, occupational schemes, the insurance sector, special interest groups and the voluntary sector.  The suprise really … Continue reading

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