The implications of Government policy for future levels of pensioner poverty

The report projects future levels of pensioner poverty under the current state pension system and under a range of alternative Government policies. Policies considered in the research include changes to the level of existing means-tested and other benefits paid to pensioners and the introduction of a single-tier state pension of £140 a week as proposed by the Government in a recent Green Paper.

The seminar was Chaired by Michelle Mitchell, Age UK Charity Director and was attended by over 50 people representing a broad range of interests within Government, the pensions industry and the third sector.

Chris Curry, PPI Research Director, presented the main findings of the report. Please click here to view the report and here for the PPI presentation.

Sally West (Age UK Strategy Adviser – Income and Poverty), Baroness Jeannie Drake (House of Lords) and Steve Webb MP (Minister of State for Pensions, DWP) responded to the findings of the report.

Click here to download the write-up of the seminar.