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Andrew Dixon: If left unfixed, the divide between the generations will doom ‘levelling up' to fail

Posted On: 25 Oct 2021   |   Posted By: Conservative Home

Andrew Dixon is Founder of Fairer Share .
Levelling up has repeatedly been framed as a means of making the UK fairer, but ministers have a problem. While a significant amount of time and effort is clearly being spent on place there has, to date, been very little focus on people - especially young people.
Unless this changes, and quickly, the whole agenda is doomed to fail before it has even started.
Over the past fortnight the Government has taken a step backwards in its attempt to bridge the generational divide. Increasing the tax burden on working age people to pay for the social care of older generations will put a further dent in the pockets of younger people.
The idea of taking from younger workers looks even more unfair if we consider how many older people have accumulated vast amounts of unearned and untaxed wealth through property ownership over the past thirty years.
Pitting grandchildren against their grandparents - which is effectively what the National Insurance policy does - is...

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