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How to make policy effective

30 November 2020

This month I posted the last in the series chronicling the development of UK private sector pensions from World War Two to today. The final piece of the jigsaw explains how the government first ‘staged’ and then ‘phased’ auto-enrolment from 2012. November also saw the publication of an article examining how the styles of equity investment strategy shape the…

Auto-enrolling the private sector

26 November 2020

In the last couple of posts I explained how the Labour government responded to the decline in the number of active members of private section pensions at the start of the millennium by forming The Pension Commission in 2002. Simplified state pensions and increasing state pension age to match longevity improvements as well as auto-enrolment…