2010
DOI: 10.1920/bn.ifs.2010.00105
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The history of state pensions in the UK: 1948 to 2010

Abstract: This Briefing Note describes state pension provision in the United Kingdom from the inception of the basic state pension in 1948, following the Beveridge Report, to Pensions Act 2007 and the plans of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government. The main objective is to provide a comprehensive description of the rules that currently determine pension benefits as well as those that have been in place in the past. However, we also provide a brief historical overview of the dilemmas facing policymakers … Show more

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“…30 For a comprehensive history of state pensions policy in the UK, see Bozio, Crawford and Tetlow (2010). 31 We are very grateful to Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow for their help and advice in producing these calculations.…”
Section: Cohort Comparisons Of State Pension Wealthmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…30 For a comprehensive history of state pensions policy in the UK, see Bozio, Crawford and Tetlow (2010). 31 We are very grateful to Soumaya Keynes and Gemma Tetlow for their help and advice in producing these calculations.…”
Section: Cohort Comparisons Of State Pension Wealthmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This changed the measure of the LEL used to identify qualifying earnings in each year, for cohorts reaching SPA from 2010-11 onwards (and retrospectively affected all the accrued rights of those cohorts). For a detailed discussion of the rules underpinning the original version of SERPS and each of its subsequent incarnations, see section 4.2 of Bozio, Crawford and Tetlow (2010).…”
Section: Cohort Comparisons Of State Pension Wealthmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…These indicators of health are all associated with increased mortality and worsened quality of life, even after related covariates are controlled for. 25 Our initial sample included respondents who had reached the current SPA (65 for men, 60 for women) 29 by wave 3 and who participated in wave 2. This sample was then further restricted to men aged 65-74 and women aged 60-69 at wave 3.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In what follows we briefly describe the evolving policy context, focussing just on reforms that might be expected to have had impacts on the labour market outcomes of older individuals. The timeline for these reforms is summarised in Table 1.2 but further details in each dimension are given in the subsections below (a fully comprehensive description of state pension reforms over the period 1948 to 2010 can be found in Bozio, et al (2010) while Crawford, et al (2013) discuss more recent changes). …”
Section: Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Policy Backgroundmentioning
confidence: 99%