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Future pensions policy

Andrew Harrop, Ryan Shorthouse

Democratic politics is, at its heart, about finding solutions that compromise between different legitimate interests, values and people in our society. We make the most progress in tackling pressing problems when those from different political backgrounds and walks of life can shape and agree policies. Look at Britain’s impressive progress on mitigating harmful carbon emissions….


The default option

Iain Clacher, Janette Weir

We have spent many years talking in depth with over one thousand people about their defined contribution (DC) pensions as part of our work for regulators and providers. And our conclusion is that there is little chance of getting people to be ‘engaged’ with their pension of their own accord. This is a bold statement…

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The risks of failing to establish a lifelong learning culture

Cameron Tait

The world of work is changing. New technologies are supporting people to become more productive, international labour markets are becoming increasingly integrated and we’ll all need to work longer before we retire. These shifts mean the skills the workforce needs are changing too. One recent study predicted a further reduction in demand for routine and…