Are tax and employment policies fair to all generations? Lords ask officials

11 September 2018

The Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision  takes evidence from Government officials responsible for taxation and employment policy, as it explores whether different generations are treated fairly by the state in these areas.


Tuesday 11 September in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.45am

  • Iain Walsh, Director, Labour Market Strategy and International Affairs, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Mark Holmes, Deputy Director, Labour Market, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sinead O’Sullivan, Director, Career Learning, Analysis, Skills and Student Choice, Department for Education
  • Lindsey Whyte, Director, Personal Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury

Areas for discussion

  • Whether there are policy areas where the impact on different generations appears particularly uneven and what the Government can do to address such imbalances.
  • The assessments the government has made on the possibility of greater differentiation in the tax system by age. Should retired higher rate tax payers be taxed on the age-related benefits they receive?
  • The impact of the ageing society on the tax base and the tax burden on different generations.
  • The impact of stamp duty on home ownership among different generations.
  • The Government's industrial strategy and how it can boost skills for different age groups.
  • The role of in-work training and enabling people to stay in work longer as a response to the ageing society.

Further information

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