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Should we vary state pension age automatically with increasing longevity?

One of the proposals under consideration with the new pensions Green Paper in the UK, A State Pension for the 21st Century, is that state pension age should vary under some sort of formula with increases in longevity.  This sounds so attractive – to take the politics out of longevity risk.  But it creates tremendous … Continue reading

The new state pension: age discrimination is not the answer

When the arguments for a much higher basic state pension that virtually eliminated means testing and associated moral hazards were being thrashed out years ago in the era of the Pensions Commission, support came from government, opposition, trade unions, employers, occupational schemes, the insurance sector, special interest groups and the voluntary sector.  The suprise really … Continue reading

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