Age Biases in Tax and Welfare Decisions

Great article

Waiting for Godot

This is an extract from the most recent Populus Voting Intentions Poll:

CaptureOn Friday, Faisal Islam noted the huge difference between the voting preferences of the young: 18-25; 25-34 and 35-44 (all of whom show a strong preference for Labour) and the old: 65+ being the only group showing a strong preference for Conservatives.

The Conservatives responded, today, by announcing that they would extend the Pensioner Bonds scheme of which, as I put it:

So which came first? The chicken or the egg?

In an idle moment – ha! – I trawled back through the Budgets and Autumn Statements of this Parliament to look for measures targeted specifically at the young and old. How have those groups borne the burden of those public spending decisions?

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