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Briefing Notes

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Briefing Note 10 - The balance between state and private pension provision

Much of the debate on the future of pensions assumes a shift from state provision towards increasing private pension provision. This note shows that in reality this is unlikely to happen. It will...

01 APR 2004

Briefing Note 9 - Why is it so difficult to save for retirement?

This Briefing Note gives an insight into some of the alternative decisions that an individual can make to obtain an adequate pension income. It explores: What retirement income people will need How...

01 MAR 2004

Briefing Note 8 - Pensions and the self-employed

The rate of self-employment in the UK is among the highest in Europe. It is just below the rate in Australia, but significantly higher than the US. In Spring 2003 there were 3.2m self-employed people...

01 JAN 2004

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