Money Observer: Pension tax changes are likely to inflame intergenerational tension

An inquiry into intergenerational fairness, conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions, found that those who are working today can expect retirement savings that are up to a third lower than the pensions enjoyed by current retirees. The current generation of UK pensioners has benefited from free higher education, accelerating house prices, and final salary pensions – more than current generations can ever hope … Continue reading Money Observer: Pension tax changes are likely to inflame intergenerational tension

Money Observer: Pensions policy unfairly skewed towards baby boomers, says former minister

On 2 March 2016 the Work and Pensions Committee took evidence from two former ministers and experts in the ‘intergenerational fairness’ debate, David Willetts and Steve Webb. The session was part of an inquiry that aims to discuss what the concept of ‘intergenerational fairness’ means in practice and how inequality between generations should be addressed, as well as considering the long-term outlook for pensions. Willetts, … Continue reading Money Observer: Pensions policy unfairly skewed towards baby boomers, says former minister

Standpoint: Clearing the Fog of War

Through conversations with the people he meets in Ukraine, Tim Judah provides a unique picture of what is happening on the ground in wartime. Crisscrossing the country, he explores the impact of the ongoing conflict, with a focus on the lives of the majority of people, who are caught between westward-leaning nationalists and Russian-backed rebel forces. The book is not a blow-by-blow account of events … Continue reading Standpoint: Clearing the Fog of War