The debate about public service occupational pension reform

Brunsdon Edward and May Margaret

in Social Policy Review 23

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428301
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303503 | DOI:
The debate about public service occupational pension reform

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This chapter examines the arguments for and against the reform of public service occupational pension schemes. It notes that various journalist, politicians and employer's organisations have been highly vocal in designating these as ‘unaffordable’ and ‘unfair’, contrasting them with apparently less generous schemes in the private sector. It explains and analyses arguments presenting complex debates in a clear and concise way and concludes that a holistic approach is required for pensions, including occupational pensions, state pensions and personal savings, rather than the fragmented and piecemeal changes that have characterized previous policy.

Keywords: public service occupational pension schemes; journalist; politicians; employer's organisations; holistic approach; state pensions; personal savings

Chapter.  8242 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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