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Intergenerational Equity

It’s been a week of continuing tensions between the generations, with the Government bringing forward the year when the pension age will be raised and the Opposition stepping away from its commitment to cancel student debt. So once again the words of David Willetts in ‘The Pinch’ are looking distinctly prophetic.

Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost discuss the pros and cons of the pension age in this week’s ‘This Is Money’ programme. We are living longer, we need to work longer: but of course it is not as simple as that. It affects different people in different ways, in different sectors of industry: and the rate at which we are living longer is slowing down. Is that because there is a genetic brick wall which we are starting to hit?

Then of course there's the issue of wealth polarisation: for 20%-30% of the population who have savings and investments it is easier to cope with more post-working years, but for those ‘just about managing’ it is much more of a strain.

The polarisation of wealth is particularly significant for young people at the start of their working lives. Rather than have them leaving university with a millstone of debt around their necks, we should be equipping them not only with life skills but also some resources with which to begin adult life. But financing university education should not be a universal benefit: those families which can pay for it, should do so - the State should step in for those who can't.

More importantly all young people, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds with no hope of university, should be offered a program of incentivised learning to gain both life skills and resources, fuelled from inheritance tax receipts. It’s this program that The Share Foundation is running for young people in care – but fuelled by voluntary giving: click on the advert above to hear more about it.

Transition is never easy, whether in order to cope with living longer or to rebalance intergenerational equity, but we have to do it in the interests of a society which is more at ease with itself across its generations.

 

 

 

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A big change has come for Share Radio listeners as from 7pm on Friday 5th May: we've gone 100% online. We're on your mobile and tablet via our apps, on your computer and on internet radio across the world - but no longer on DAB radio in the United Kingdom.

Many of your favourite programmes will continue, but some will change: keep listening and let us know what you think. There's news on the hour, and we are welcoming a wide variety of funded programmes, many hosted by familiar Share Radio presenters.

Share Radio online continues to be accompanied by Share Music, its sister online station: great instrumental background music for reading, drafting or entertaining.

 

 

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Motley Fool Money: Netflix & The Business of Comic-Con

Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio for news, views and analysis of the US stocks which matter. On today's programme: Netflix shares hit a new high. Microsoft’s cloud business continues to grow. Visa and American Express ring the cash register for investors. Pepsi revives an old brand while Chipotle deals with another health crisis.

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Algorithmic music

Steve Caplin discusses fake Spotify musicians, algorithmic music from Muse, battery-free phones and the world's most powerful smart wallet.

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The Bigger Picture: Tim Evans 20 July

Prof Tim Evans of Middlesex University explains the link between the Government's plans on porn and credit card fraud, the bullying and chaos in Number 10 and why a new national conversation is needed about retirement and care.

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This is Money: Is it fair to keep raising the state pension age?

Editor Simon Lambert and consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce join Georgie Frost in the weekly This Is Money Show. The state pension age will rise once more, it emerged this week - with those in their 40s set to lose out. But is it fair to continue to raise the state pension age in line with life expectancy?

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The Week That Was 20th July

Ian Forrest of the Share Centre looks at news from Carillion, Easyjet and RPC and head to results due from Reckitt Benckiser, Lloyds Banking and BT.

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Business of Film: War for the Planet of the Apes

James Cameron-Wilson reviews War for the Planet of the Apes and Cars 3 while Simon Rose gushes about Love on a Branch Line.

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IEA: The Future of the Gig Economy

We’re joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte to discuss the benefits of the gig economy and the consequences of state intervention and protectionism. Jamie explains how the gig economy has benefited both consumers and workers, who are able to further embrace technology and flexibility in their jobs.

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Love in Creation

Enjoy some of the thought pieces selected and broadcast by Share Radio, to stimulate the 'theatre of the mind'. 

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Share Radio offers free apps for both Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets: download yours without delay! It's the quick and easy way to listen live or listen again, and a great way to access our substantial podcast library.

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Gavin Oldham on the future of Share Radio
Founder Gavin Oldham discusses the station's move to online and the future of Share Radio going forward.

 

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