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My passion is pensions … but my heart, mind and soul belong to the NHS

August is a funny month in UK universities.  I wandered into the corridor yesterday to find two young South Korean students waiting patiently in our waiting area, despite being surrounded by closed doors.  When I asked whether I could help them, they explained in faltering but perfectly intelligible English that they were undergraduate students from … Continue reading

How the media love discourses of intergenerational conflict

I have found myself Dr Angry over the last two days.  I mean Dr Really Angry.  It started with the amount of airtime given to a new outfit, The Intergenerational Foundation, which describes itself as having been established to research ‘fairness’ between current and future generations in the UK.  They published a report that suggests … Continue reading

Complification….

Reading a student dissertation comparing the English long term care system with that of Japan, and wondering *just why every welfare system we create in the UK has to be quite so complicated*?

Where does the proposed “£140 a week” for the new state pension come from?

A lot of people are wondering how the government has arrived at the figure of £140 a week for the proposed new state pension.  The justification I have heard (from a number of sources) for the apparently thumb-sucked figure is to ensure it is just above the Guarantee Credit ‘poverty line’, which is currently £137.35 … Continue reading

Japan…

Talking with a young Japanese student today, and thinking about the issues facing Japan, the world’s oldest population, in its time of crisis and despair

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