Tags: "pensions"

Blogs

Misguided on means testing

Misguided on means testing

Wednesday saw many in the social policy world left blind-sided by the announcement from the Sun newspaper that it would henceforth be campaigning for the means testing of currently universal Winter Fuel Payments.

June 7, 2012 ×

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

A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

The Commission on Funding Care and Support, chaired by the Oxford economist Andrew Dilnot, is undertaking a review for the government of how to fund long-term care. In the wake of the last provider exiting the pre-funded long-term care insurance market citing a lack of demand, attention has turned to the […]

April 8, 2011 ×

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