- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2003
This monograph contains the transcripts of two events held in March and July 2001
Published 2003 (ISBN 1 902488 55 5) Price £9.95
Pensions: A Still Uncertain Future: A round-table discussion of the future for pensions organised jointly by The Smith Institute and The Social Market Foundation. The panellists were Keith Bedell-Pearce, Executive Director of Prudential plc, David Willetts MP and Rt. Hon. Frank Field MP. Topics included the likely impact of the new Stakeholder Pensions, alternative approaches to future pension provision, a comparative look at developments in the US and Europe, and the issue of compulsion.
Savings and Assets for All: Professor John Bynner opened the seminar, drawing on data to show how ownership of savings or assets at the age of 23 can impact later adult life, particularly in relation to employment prospects and health. Matthew Taylor (Director, IPPR) considered the proposals for the Child Trust Fund and Savings Gateway, putting asset-based public policy in its political context. Keith Bedell-Pearce (Executive Director of Prudential plc) gave a perspective from the financial industry and suggested some financial frameworks for the schemes.