Welcome to the Pensions Policy Institute
The PPI is an educational charity which provides non-political, independent comment and analysis on public policy on pensions and the provision of retirement income in the UK. We publish regular research reports, briefing notes and hold policy seminars on a wide range of topics.
I hope that you find the information on the PPI's website helpful. Please get in touch if you would like to get more involved with the PPI.
Chris Curry, PPI Director
Briefing Note 70 - Class 3A voluntary National Insurance (NI) contributions
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently outlined plans to introduce Class 3A voluntary National Insurance contributions, which will be called the State Pension top-up. This briefing note provides an overview of proposals around Class 3A National Insurance contributions and assesses the implications of these for individuals who have accrued small amounts of additional State Pension. Click here to download.
Briefing Note 69 - Risk Sharing Pension Plans: The Canadian Experience
The briefing note draws on the experience of running “defined ambition” style pension plans in Canada, and highlights the potential lessons for the UK, to help inform the debate around the Government’s proposals in the Pension Schemes Bill 2014. Please click here to download the Briefing Note.
Structure of the PPI
Day to day, the team of staff are led by Chris Curry, Director of the PPI. More information can be found under 'About' and 'Structure of the PPI'. The PPI's 104 Governors help to preserve the Institute's independence whilst its 14 Council Members are responsible for the management of the PPI.