Tackling intergenerational unfairness

Cover Intergenerational Unfairness

The Committee sets out a range of recommendations across different policy areas to tackle the challenge of retaining the supportive relationship between generations and take a more long-term policy approach.

For housing these recommendations are:

  • Grant local authorities a presumption to develop unused land owned by public sector bodies and give them greater freedom to borrow to build.
  • Ensure local authorities have specific planning policies to meet the housing needs of younger and older people.
  • Government reforms to the rented sector do not do enough to provide tenants with long term secure tenancies. They should be backed up by a new regulatory framework.