Pensionomics is the pensions thought leadership and research division of Pension Corporation
Welcome to Pensionomics. Our purpose is to provoke and lead an urgently-needed debate on the future of pension provision in the UK with the objective of informing policy makers, regulators, pension funds, industry and other stakeholders. Pensionomics.com aims to promote the principles of efficiency, fairness and sustainability in the provision of pensions.
This paper discusses the role which (funded) defined benefit private sector occupational pension schemes play in national pensions in a sub-group of OECD countries. The paper shows that in the majority of countries under consideration statutory (state)
This paper analyses the different channels through which particular generations within one society can end up subsidising other generations through the functioning of the welfare state. The welfare state, which is organised and funded by “society” through taxation, plays
This briefing note focuses on one particular aspect of the British pensions landscape, namely that of tax relief. Tax relief has been a controversial issue for a long time and returned fully to the limelight in early 2009 when the
It has been argued that public sector pension liabilities are “the UK’s second national debt”, and that the government should be transparent about it and account for this liability in its published debt figures. One consequence of reclassifying the estimated
Last week, youth unemployment ticked upwards again for the third month in a row and is now running at 20.2% according to the latest numbers from the ONS. That accentuates a worrying reversal in the downward trend evident in recent readings since the start of 2011.
Meanwhile this week, we learnt that the proportion of 18 to
Yesterday, on the 4th of August, Barack Hussein Obama II – the 44th President of the United States – turned 50 years old.
Beyond his own accomplishments, however, it was a remarkable achievement for society.
Human life expectancy has averaged around 40 years for