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Intergenerational fairness examined by the Committee

27 April 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee hears from campaigning groups and experts as part of its inquiry into intergenerational fairness.


Wednesday 16 March 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Sally West, Income and Poverty Strategy Adviser, Age UK
  • Dan Wilson Craw, Policy and Communication Manager, Generation Rent
  • Ashley Seager, Co-founder and advisory board member, Intergenerational Foundation
  • Neil Duncan-Jordan, National Officer, National Pensioners' Convention
  • Ben Franklin, Head of Economics of an Ageing Society, International Longevity Centre UK
  • Rachael Saunders, Age at Work Director, Business in the Community

Focus of the session

The Committee looks at:

  • What 'intergenerational fairness' and the concept of a 'social contract' between generations mean in practice
  • The role of demography and policy in driving disparities between generations
  • Whether inequality between generations is a more pressing issue than inequality within generations, and how it should be addressed
  • The future of the state pension triple-lock and the long-term outlook for pensions and pensioner benefits

Further information

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