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Briefing Notes

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Briefing Note 86 - Defined Benefits: Today and Tomorrow

This Briefing Note is the first in a series on Defined Benefit (DB) pensions in the private sector. This note explores: A brief history of DB pension provision in the private sector in the UK; The...

20 DEC 2016

Briefing Note 85 - Engagement of young adults with pension saving

Engagement with pensions by young adults has advantages, however it has been traditionally low in this age group. There are multiple barriers preventing young people from engaging with pension...

14 NOV 2016

Briefing Note 84 - How do female lifecourses affect retirement?

This Briefing Note examines the influence of various lifecourses on income in retirement. The primary focus of this note is to consider how women’s retirement income is affected by motherhood. This...

28 JUL 2016

Briefing Note 83 - How could the effect of rises in SPa be mitigated for the most vulnerable?

State Pension age increases can have an impact on people who are unable to work longer for reasons such as caring responsibilities or disability, especially when they have had time on low earnings or...

20 JUL 2016

Briefing Note 82 - Lifetime ISAs - the international evidence

This Briefing Note, commissioned by Royal London, looks at other countries where pension saving and early access are combined and draws out pertinent lessons for the UK's Lifetime ISA.  The PPI and...

14 JUN 2016

Briefing Note 81 - Lifetime ISAs: pension complement or rival?

The Budget 2016 introduced the Lifetime ISA (LISA) as “a completely new flexible way for the next generation to save”. The LISA provides a complementary savings option to the current pensions system...

05 MAY 2016

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