We are mortgaging the future of the younger generation

5th February 2014

Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, has said that a range of pressures threatens to split society as the older generation thrives at the expense of the young.  

Speaking at Your Green Future to over 350 school pupils representing more than half the secondary schools in Gloucestershire, he said that uncontrolled public debt, youth unemployment, rising inequality, falling living standards, resource constraints and climate change risks "mortgaging the future of the younger generation". He said it was vital that students ensured their voice is heard to help steer our politicians to better adapt to underlying global trends and grasp the economic opportunities. 

Following the keynote speech, the Aldersgate Group ran a series of workshops to engage the pupils to create their vision for a thriving and successful UK economy.