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Briefing Notes

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Briefing Note 42 - Will Personal Accounts increase pension saving?

The Government has proposed three key reforms to private pensions policy: Auto enrolment into work based pension schemes for eligible employees. The introduction of compulsory employer contributions...

03 DEC 2007

Briefing Note 41 - Are there lessons from KiwiSaver for the UK?

New Zealand’s KiwiSaver is the world’s first voluntary national retirement saving scheme that uses automatic enrolment. It went live on 1st July 2007, following changes announced in the Budget 2007...

01 NOV 2007

Briefing Note 40 - The pension implications of the Pre-Budget Report

The Pre-Budget Report (PBR) on 9 October 2007 contained a number of measures that will directly affect pensions and pensioners.This Briefing Note highlights these measures, and analyses some of the...

01 OCT 2007

Briefing Note 39 - Personal Accounts: is there consensus?

The Government set out its plans for Personal Accounts in its December 2006 White Paper, Personal Accounts: a new way to save. The PPI has conducted an independent stocktake of stakeholder’s views...

02 JUN 2007

Briefing Note 38 - What should be the contribution cap for Personal Accounts?

The White Paper Security in retirement describes the need for Government to intervene in the private pensions market to address inadequacy of retirement savings and to encourage and enable private...

01 JUN 2007

Briefing Note 37 - Was Budget 2007 good for pensioners?

Although Budget 2007 did not include any direct changes to the value of state pensions and benefits for pensioners (such as the Basic State Pension, Pension Credit and winter fuel payments) other...

02 APR 2007

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