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Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron

Universal pensioner benefits will be protected under Tories, says Cameron | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Prime minister also promises single-tier pensions system as he says benefits such as winter fuel allowance would be protected if party wins election

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Article quotes Paul Johnson, director of the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor'

Benefits for pensioners to cost £12 billion a year even though they have 'stopped being poor' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Institute for Fiscal Studies urged policymakers to recognise that “pensioners as a group have stopped being poor”

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Article cites findings and recommendations from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies


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Public sector workers can’t eat their pensions

Public sector workers can’t eat their pensions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The public sector strikes are just a foretaste of things to come as any future government tries to solve the problem of the multi-million pound public spending gap

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The truth about the real pay divide in Britain 

The truth about the real pay divide in Britain  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Today, the Institute for Fiscal Studies reveals the truth about public sector pay and the impact of George Osborne's 'brutal' cuts. Public servants are still better off than other workers.

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Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get

Older workers to learn how much 'flat-rate' state pension they'll get | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The statements will give an important indication as to whether workers need to act to top up their contributions.
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The article cites estimates from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Couples born in 1940s have money to fund lifestyles when retired

Couples born in 1940s have money to fund lifestyles when retired | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Nine out of ten couples born in the 1940s have more than enough money to fund their lifestyles in retirement.

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Article cites the ESRC funded Institute of Fisal Studies

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There are alternatives to endless cuts

There are alternatives to endless cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The era of austerity will not end after next year’s general election. Most of us probably knew that.

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The article cites findings from the Institute of Fiscal Studies which receives funding from the ESRC

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Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe

Will a change to inflation hit your pension? Call for 'flawed' RPI axe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Millions of pensioners in defined benefit schemes could see future payments cut after an official review called for RPI to no longer be used. We explain what it means.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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Cathy Jamieson MP: Govt must protect consumers in pension shake-up

As MPs debate the Taxation of Pensions Bill, Shadow Treasury Minister Cathy Jamieson accuses the Government of 'nonchalance' towards the impact of the pension reforms.

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Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings)

Public vs private sector pay gap is £5,000 (or a fifth of earnings) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
First comparison including both salary and pensions reveals a huge gulf between state workers and those in the private sector
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Better off retired than working

Better off retired than working | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It seems to defy conventional wisdom, but could you be financially better off retired than working? For the Baby Boomer … read more
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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Most couples retiring over last decade appear stable

The vast majority of couples born in the 1940s have levels of wealth that are more than sufficient to maintain their standards of living into and through retirement. This is the main finding of Ret

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Retirement Sorted? project which was published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies

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The have-it-all generation has to be told when to quit

The government’s new champion of older workers says retirement is for wimps. But the young need those jobs.

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Backing people who do the right thing, work hard and save for their retirement

Backing people who do the right thing, work hard and save for their retirement | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Getting more people save is good for everyone, taxpayers, savers, business and the wider community. The IFS estimates that more than 1 in 10 of those currently aged between 50 and the State Pension Age are on course for a pension income at retirement of less than the level of Pension Credit, so likely to be reliant on means-tested benefits to avoid poverty."

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, referenced in the article, receives funding from the ESRC.

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