March 20, 2008

Quelling the Pensions Storm: Lessons from the past


By Nicholas Hillman; Edited by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Britain is in the midst of a pensions storm. Public sector pensions have soaring costs. Many private schemes have closed to new members, and stakeholder pensions have not hit their target. The state pension system is overly complicated and relies too much on means testing.

Quelling the Pensions Storm argues that the Government should learn from the past and make additional reforms to every part of the system. They should make it easier for employers to provide good pensions, confront the risks in personal accounts and introduce a new Single-Tier State Pension. The goal is better pensions for all.


Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Chief Economist, 2005-2008

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