Tax and Fiscal Policy

UK policy favours the old over the young


In the Media

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Independent

In the Media

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Emma Revell writes for The Telegraph

In an op-ed for The Telegraph, IEA Head of Public Affairs Emma Revell, argued that although the face of UK politics has become younger, with  David Cameron and others gaining the keys to Number 10 at around the age of 40, UK policy has consistently been made to favour the old at the expense of the young.

Emma commented on the recently proposed increase in National Insurance Contributions to fund social care which would unfairly shift the burden of funding on the young working population.

Emma said: “The proposed hike in National Insurance contributions to pay for social care – a tax increase which would fall on the shoulders of working people while funding care for the elderly who are exempt from NICs – is the latest in a seemingly endless trickle of policies which, if not designed to give the young a deliberate kicking, at least don’t seem to care whether they get caught in the crossfire“.

Read the full article here.