Sharp and growing intergenerational differences over housing, income and work will be key a feature of the 2020s. Younger generations are expected to be at the sharp end of a less secure labour market and the housing crisis. By contrast, as owner-occupier status increases among older cohorts, many pensioners will become ‘ordinarily’ wealthy. Politically, this could sharpen the demand for a more active state in redressing housing concerns, while also increasing the political importance of policies around the fair distribution of wealth, assets, benefits and pensions.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.