The last decade has seen considerable change to the pensions environment. At this event, Rowena Crawford (Associate Director, IFS) summarised key findings from research looking at how attitudes towards retirement saving have evolved over the last decade; who leaves their pension after being automatically enrolled; the extent to which the decline in pension saving among the self-employed is due to the changing composition of the self-employed workforce; and whether individuals adjust the timing of their pension saving with respect to housing wealth accumulation.
This event also included a keynote talk from the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Guy Opperman MP, and an expert panel discussion of the implications of the research and the big issues facing individuals, policy makers and the pensions industry.
The expert panel featured:
- Carolyn Jones, Head of Pensions Policy and Strategy, Money and Pensions Service
- Andrew Tully, Technical Director, Canada Life
- Carl Emmerson, Deputy Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies