Jane Merrick

Jane Merrick is Political Editor of The Independent on Sunday.

We need older people to keep working for their sake – and ours

Baby boomers, who have just begun or are on the brink of retirement, own more than half of the nation’s £6.7trillion wealth – a staggering amount of assets. Yet at the same time, they are benefiting more from the welfare state than any other generation

Plastic bag tax: Everything you need to know

The Government? No. Local communities? No again. It’s the retailers themselves which will choose the beneficiaries – and how much of the millions raised to keep for themselves

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