Pensions,Work and Retirement

Monday 23rd February 2015; 10:30 (for an 11:00 start) - 12:30 followed by a sandwich lunch;
M&G, Governor’s House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH

This event was the launch of the new ILC-UK report “Towards a new Pensions Commission”, supported by Prudential.

2015 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Pensions Commission. Since this time, there have been a whole plethora of policy changes that have affected the pensions landscape, some of which were first proposed by the Pensions Commission and some of which were not.

In a press release issued on the 26th January, ILC-UK project that despite auto-enrolment, the savings ratio is likely to continue to fall up until 2020, posing significant risk to long term retirement incomes.

This new ILC-UK report explores whether or not a new Pensions Commission is necessary and what form such a commission might take.

At this event we discussed the key issues raised in the ILC-UK work including:

  • The impacts of auto-enrolment and changes to the State Pension age
  • The implications of recent macro-economic developments for pensions policy making in the coming years
  • The possible effects of the new pension freedoms
  • The role of a Pensions Commission in the current economic and policy environment

Slides from the event are available below.