Our post-school education system is broke, says House of Lords

Iona Bain The post-school education system is broke and needs urgent fixing, a scathing House of Lords report has found. It says the move to tuition fees funded largely by…

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Intergen Finance: the Resolution Report fully unpacked

It’s official. We are not Generation Avocado. The long-awaited report from the Intergenerational Commission has concluded, after two years and over 200 pages, that millennials are burning 15% less cash…

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Throwing £10k at us won’t solve our problems – Young Money Comment

The Resolution Foundation, headed by Lord Willetts, has suggested a £10,000 windfall for every young person reaching 25  in the UK, funded by a levy for older citizens. The detailed…

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Gen Y turned off by “uninspired & out-dated” pensions

Young workers are at risk of jeopardising their financial futures due to uninspired and out-of-touch messages from the pensions industry, according to new research published today. We urgently need a re-think,…

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Gimme Shelter – getting on the housing ladder

Housing unpacked According to the bods at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the biggest decline in home ownership has been among middle earning young Brits. We're talking those aged 25…

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We need to get real about auto enrolment

Iona Bain It has been lauded as a success story for the pensions industry and a quietly radical way to get more people saving for their future. But is auto…

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Millennial-friendly Budget is long overdue

Iona Bain This week, Phillip Hammond has a golden opportunity to make public finances fairer for the younger generations and to take bold, progressive steps to sort out their financial…

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A guide to getting your dogsbody rebate worth ££££s

Iona Bain So I've talked about why the current unpaid internships debate is wrong-headed. But did you know that you might be able to claim back money from past internships? Welcome…

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What today’s 18 year olds need to know about tomoz

Iona Bain Abraham Lincoln once said: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” So while today’s freshers may be (understandably) focused on the next few months…

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The graduate’s guide to seducing employers (not literally)

You don’t need come hither eyes - although you’ll definitely need to embark on some extra-curricular activities (and not the ones you think). Graduates are having a tough time of…

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The Graduate: why it still speaks to overwhelmed gen Y

It’s a fifty year old film that’s parodied endlessly. Yet the re-release of The Graduate this year has never been more timely, as a whole generation grapples with post-university malaise…

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Today’s graduates face the biggest betrayal of all in the Spending Review

Iona Bain Campaigners for fair student finance have reacted furiously to George Osborne’s Spending Review, saying the freeze on the current loan repayment threshold is a “breach of trust”. The move, which…

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