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Pensions and savings


The pensions that people save into over the course of their working lives are a core part of living standards in retirement. Our work looks at changes in the level and security of retirement incomes, the distribution of pension savings and coverage, and trends in wider access to savings.

Contacts

Jack Leslie

Senior Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org

Adam Corlett

Principal Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: adam.corlett@resolutionfoundation.org
Comment

Britain’s inheritance boom could further decouple people’s retirement age from their state pension age

It’s inheritance and where you live which are the barriers to retirement

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The UK’s state pension age is going up – and perhaps faster than expected. The age at which you can draw the state pension is due to rise from 66…
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Comment

Expand the Help to Save scheme to help the poorest

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It would be hard to miss the fact that the UK economy is currently in bad shape. A 40-year high in inflation, falling incomes and ever more industrial action are…
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Publications

ISA ISA Baby

Assessing the Government’s policies to encourage household saving

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The cost of living crisis highlights the long-standing issue of there being too many UK families with too little in savings. This is not a reflection of policy neglect: there…
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Events

Saving savings?

Assessing government incentives to put money aside

Savings matter. They help households cope in the face of economic shocks, take risks and plan for the future. But the UK has had a low savings rate for decades,…
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Publications

Living pensions

An assessment of whether workers’ pension saving meets a ‘living pension’ benchmark

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Auto-enrolment has been successful in increasing pension saving participation among workers, especially those on lower incomes. However, given the improvements in take-up, the next pressing concern is whether workers are…
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Events

Whose wealth boom?

Assessing the UK’s changing wealth gaps

Britain has experienced a wealth surge in recent decades even as household incomes have stagnated. Wealth really matters in both good times and tough times – from young families buying…
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Events

Family fortunes

How intergenerational giving is changing us

Inheritances have always been used to give relatives a financial boost. But they look set to be a growing part of 21st Century Britain as household wealth booms, particularly for…
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Publications

Wealth on the eve of a crisis

Exploring the UK’s pre-pandemic wealth distribution

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Today’s release of data from the Wealth and Assets Survey (WAS) gives us a key insight into the financial position of families on the eve of the pandemic. It shows…
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