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Briefing Notes

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Briefing Note 91 - How long will people spend in receipt of the State Pension?

This Briefing Note discusses expected lifespans spent above State Pension age (SPa). It considers the life expectancies of current and future retirees and the proportion of adult life individuals may...

14 FEB 2017

Briefing Note 90 - What is the best measure of how long people live?

This Briefing Note discusses the construction of different estimates of life and healthy life expectancies as well as their strengths and weaknesses....

14 FEB 2017

Briefing Note 89 - Defined Benefits: The role of governance

This second Briefing Note in the series explores the role that is played by trustees in ensuring that schemes are well run and, as far as is possible, deliver in full the benefits accrued to members....

13 FEB 2017

Briefing Note 88 - Have pensioners’ incomes grown in this period of austerity?

There has been a growing focus on differences in trends in living standards between various age groups. The pensioner group has experienced greater increases to their median income than other age...

06 FEB 2017

Briefing Note 87 - PhD Series 1: The impact of automatic enrolment in the UK as at 2016

The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) funds and supports a number of PhD students researching into areas of distinct policy relevance to pensions in the UK. The PhD Briefing Note Series has been set up...

17 JAN 2017

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