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How has housing policy impacted on intergenerational fairness? Lords ask

20 November 2018

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The Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision takes evidence from the Building Society Association and leading think thanks as it considers the impact of the Government's housing policy on intergenerational fairness. The Committee also hears from Age UK and the British Youth Council as it hears views from different age groups.


Tuesday 20 November in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 11.40am

  • Paul Broadhead, Head of Mortgage Policy, Building Societies Association
  • Professor Sue Heath, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester
  • Douglas McWilliams, Deputy Chairman, Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr)
  • Nigel Keohane, Director of Research, Social Market Foundation

At 12.30pm

  • Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK
  • Lewis Addlington-Lee, Deputy Chair, British Youth Council
  • Dr Eliza Filby, Visiting Fellow, King's College London

Areas of discussion

In the first session the questions focus on the role older generations play in financing the housing of their relatives, both in terms of saving for mortgage deposits and regular support towards rent, the role of intergenerational mortgage products and whether Government support for first time buyers is doing enough to help less well-off families.

The second session looks at the role of communities in helping different generations support each other, how the Government can support greater cross generational engagement and the role of taxation and the benefits system of supporting intergenerational fairness.

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