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Our divisive obsession with intergenerational unfairness

Stereotyping age groups and pitting generations against each other is divisive, and will undermine the Prime Minister’s desire to strengthen communities

Intergenerational unfairness

We hear a lot about intergenerational fairness. In her October conference speech, Theresa May highlighted unfairness between “a more prosperous older generation and a struggling younger generation”. Then, this week, the Work and Pensions select committee said the pensions “triple lock” should be scrapped due to its ill effect on “intergenerational fairness”.