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Chairs of Work and Pensions and Economic Affairs committees give evidence

25 October 2018

How fair is the UK's current intergenerational settlement? Is Government housing policy giving one generation an unfair advantage? Is the current student funding system passing on the cost of higher education to future generations. These are among the questions Frank Field MP, Chair of the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee and Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Chair of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will be asked.

Witness

Tuesday 30 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.40am

  • The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair, House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee

At 12.30pm

  • The Rt Hon the Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs

Possible questions

 In the first session, questions will include:

  • Is the social security system equally fair to different generations?
  • Should universal pensioner benefits continue in the future?
  • How prepared is the state for the ageing society and the demographic shift?
  • Has the rise of the gig economy and non-standard employment contracts negatively affected younger workers?

In the second session, questions will include:

  • How much progress has the Government made on reforming the housing market since the publication of the Economic Affairs Committee's Building more homes report?
  • Is the Government neglecting tenures other than homeownership? Or is more recent Government action remedying this situation?
  • Is the taxation of property in need of reform?
  • Most students will not pay off their student loans, so what will be the long-term effect of student loan repayments on the living standards of younger generations?
  • How should the institutional landscape change for post-18 education, especially for those not attending university?

Further information

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