Pension reform in the United Kingdom: an economic perspective

Disney, Richard (2016) Pension reform in the United Kingdom: an economic perspective. National Institute Economic Review, 237 (1). R6-R14. ISSN 0027-9501

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This paper considers the evolution of the UK's pension programme in the light of various stated rationales for public intervention. It argues that the publicly-provided (tax-financed) pension programme has gone through four distinct stages since 1946. It examines some of the issues that have arisen in the context of private pension provision in the UK, both in the form of so-called ‘defined benefit’ and ‘defined contribution’ pension plans, as well as individual purchases of annuities.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ7461 Expenditures. Government spending
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Depositing User: Richard Disney
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 12:37
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