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Briefing Notes

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  • Briefing Note 53 - Could increases in State Pension Age be brought forward?

    In October 2009 the Conservative Party announced that, if elected in 2010, it would set up a commission to investigate the possibility of bringing forward planned increases in State Pension Age...

    14 DEC 2009
  • Briefing Note 52 - How could changes to life expectancy affect spending on pensions?

    As part of the Modelling Ageing Population to 2030 (MAP 2030) project, the PPI is exploring the impact that uncertainty in future longevity may have on expenditure on pensions. This Briefing Note...

    10 SEP 2009
  • Briefing Note 51 - Do pensioners have sufficient income to meet their needs?

    Many pensioners’ incomes are likely to decline relative to the earnings of the rest of the population during the course of their retirement, yet some pensioners’ needs for income may increase in...

    17 JUN 2009
  • Briefing Note 50 - The under-pensioned: disabled people & people from ethnic minorities

    In November 2008 the PPI published The under-pensioned: disabled people and people from ethnic minorities. This research, sponsored by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), examines the...

    11 JUN 2009
  • Briefing Note 49 - Would allowing early access to pension saving increase retirement income?

    Currently in the UK, people cannot withdraw any money, or access any portion of their pension fund before the age of 50 (rising to 55 from 2010). Some stakeholders have suggested that allowing early...

    01 JAN 2009

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