The Intergenerational Foundation

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The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) is a charitable UK-based thinktank established to promote fairness between generations. IF believe that each generation should pay its own way, which - they claim - is not happening at present. They postulate that British policy-makers have given undue advantages to the older generation at the expense of younger and future generations.[citation needed]

Its publications [1] include "Hoarding of Housing",[2][3] "Are Government Pensions Unfair On Younger Generations" [4] and "How the Localism Act Hands Power to Older Generations".

In November 2012 it launched a film competition with The Guardian.[5]

Its co-founders Ashley Seager, Ed Howker, Shiv Malik and Angus Hanton, are regularly cited in the British media.[6]

Co-founders Shiv Malik and Ed Howker are also co-authors of Jilted Generation.[7] and its advisory board includes Professor Jörg Tremmel (director of Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations from 2001-2008), Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at Oxford University and James Sloam, Reader in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway.


  1. ^ "IF ''reports''". Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  2. ^ "Charity calls for help freeing up family homes". BBC. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  3. ^ Etherington, Jan; Rantzen, Esther (2011-10-20). "The bedroom-blockers are getting on – so should they be getting out?". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  4. ^ Barrow, Becky (2012-05-09). "Pensions of 80,000 retired public sector workers are higher than the average salary paid to private employee". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  5. ^ "Intergenerational Film Competition". London: Guardian. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  6. ^ "News report on ''BBC News''". 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  7. ^ Book Jilted Generation: How Britain Has Bankrupted Its Youth