Tags: "ageing"

Blogs

Pensions without tiers

Pensions without tiers

The Chancellor’s Budget announcement that a new single-tier state pension will be introduced early in the next Parliament – above the level of the current means tested Guarantee Credit – represents a personal triumph for pensions minister Steve Webb, and starts the clock ticking to the abolition of means tested […]

March 28, 2012 ×

Blogs

Pensions: Assessing the cost of auto-enrolment delay

Pensions: Assessing the cost of auto-enrolment delay

Just occasionally, it is possible to do a piece of research that tests very precisely the direction of public policy. Last week, the Strategic Society Centre published a major piece of quantitative research we undertook with the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex. The research […]

December 12, 2011 ×

Publications

The Science of Saving

The Science of Saving: Pensions

A policy discussion paper to accompany the publication of Who Saves for Retirement?.

December 7, 2011 ×

Publications

Who Saves for Retirement

Who Saves for Retirement?

A landmark research report looking at the savings decisions of over 25,000 UK workers, and the factors that influence participation in pension saving.

December 7, 2011 ×

Blogs

Dilnot and the costs of long-term care

Dilnot and the costs of long-term care

Actuaries were naturally excited by the final report of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support. It is rare that major public policy proposals are so clearly built around observations on the nature of risk and uncertainty.

November 28, 2011 ×

Blogs

An OBR for social care

An OBR for social care?

The English social care system is characterised by unmet need, excessive rationing by local authorities, over-burdened carers and families facing up to ‘catastrophic costs’. However, the resources required to fix these issues are relatively modest compared to the resources of the state, society and – in particular – the older […]

November 16, 2011 ×

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