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Are you prepared for retirement?

At this event, IFS researchers will draw together the conclusions of a number of pieces of work carried out over the last three years, which shed light on how financial preparedness for retirement differs across cohorts and important differences within cohorts.

In particular, they will highlight factors that will be important for policymakers and providers to think about in future - a theme that will be expanded on with responses from a panel of experts:

  • Professor James Banks, University of Manchester and Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Otto Thoresen, Director General, Association of British Insurers
  • Steve Webb, MP, Minister for Pensions

There will also be ample opportunity for questions and comment from the floor. The event will be chaired by Paul Lewis from BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme.

A drinks reception will follow the event. Places are free of charge but please register in advance by emailing events@ifs.org.uk.  

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IFS Working Paper W14/20
In this paper, we use detailed data on households’ histories of employment, earnings and contributions to the National Insurance (NI) system to examine the degree of intragenerational redistribution achieved by the UK state pension system for the cohort born in the 1930s.
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In this report summary, we outline key findings of a new IFS working paper which uses detailed data on households’ histories of employment, earnings and contributions to the National Insurance (NI) system to examine the degree of intragenerational redistribution achieved by the UK state pension ...
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This paper examines to what extent differences in employment rates across those in better and worse health in the UK can be explained by the availability of publicly-funded disability insurance and the financial incentives provided by other retirement income schemes.
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This report presents projections of mortality, family composition, health, care receipt, care provision, labour supply and receipt of disability benefits for people aged 65 and over from 2010–11 through to 2022–23.
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This report compares and contrasts the economic circumstances of individuals born between the 1940s and the 1970s, currently aged between their mid-30s and mid-70s.
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We use a unique data set combining lifetime National Insurance contribution histories with detailed micro data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to look at who will benefit from the introduction of the single-tier state pension.
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This report provides a new assessment of the proportion of people aged between 50 and the State Pension Age (SPA) who are at risk of having inadequate resources in retirement and considers the characteristics associated with the risk of such inadequacy.