Pension reform: is there consensus?

48 people attended the seminar, which was chaired by Michael Pomery (Hewitt Consulting and PPI Council Member).


Jay Sheth (Senior Policy Adviser, CBI), Graham Vidler (Head of Pensions Strategy, Norwich Union), Sally West (Policy Manager, Income, Consumer and Housing Team, Age Concern) and Michelle Lewis (Pensions Officer, TUC) summarised the perspectives of their organisations.


Click here to download Graham Vidler's presentation.


Philip Hammond MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Conservative Party) outlined the Conservative Party view of the degree of consensus on reforms.


Niki Cleal (Director, PPI) and Melanie Greenall (Researcher, PPI) summarised the level of consensus on the different areas of the White Paper reform proposals:


  • State Pension Age
  • State Pension Reform
  • Personal Accounts


Click here to download the PPI's presentation.


Click here to download the accompanying PPI Briefing Note 34 and detailed analysis.


James Purnell MP (Minister of State for Pension Reform, Department for Work and Pensions) outlined the Governments view on the level of consensus on pensions reform.


Click here to download James Purnell's speech.


Click here to download James Purnell's presentation.


Click here to download a write-up of the event.