Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into intergenerational fairness

February 2016

The post-crash period has been one in which children have been poorly protected, bearing the brunt of austerity measures, with the result that child poverty is increasing, and is set to do so into the future.

This submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into intergenerational unfairness argues that there is a strong case, moral and financial, for investing in children in the years ahead. We should learn from what has worked, and consider introducing for children the kinds of policies that have helped to reduce poverty for other groups.

Read the submission.