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Jay Ginn opened the event with an analysis on the implications of recent UK pension reforms for women. Whilst Ginn concluded that problems remain, Traute Meyer (Southhampton) argued that recent pension reforms have nevertheless improved the situation of the poorest. Her assessment included a comparison of UK retirement reforms with those in Germany.
Debbie Price gave a presentation on how money is managed by retired couples, something often overlooked by policy. Tony Chiva’s presentation addressed the role and importance of planning for retirement. Finally, Sharon Collard explored workplace pension reforms in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
We were delighted that the discussant for Collard's presentation was Baroness Drake. Drake was one on the three members of the UK Pensions Commission, the body that provided many of the ideas for the UK reforms being discussed. Orla Gough (Westminster University), Bernard Casey (Warwick) and Sarah Vickerstaff (Kent) also contributed their considerable expertise as paper discussants. We are also very grateful to Andrea Winkleman-Gleed from the Working Lives Research Institute, who was a local organiser for the event.
We had approximately 40 participants. This included representation from individuals involved in policy formulation (the Pensions Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission); NGOs (The National Pensioners Convention and In My Prime); institutes concerned with retirement issues (the Life Academy); the Trade Union movement (Unite the Union and Union Pension Services); business (Ecorys UK, Walker Crips Wealth Management); and established and early career researchers.
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The seminar brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers to explore:
Paul Bridgen & Traute Meyer
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