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Personal pensions and the review of the contracting-out terms

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  • Richard Disney

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Nottingham)

  • Edward Whitehouse

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From April 1988, individuals were offered a new pensions option by the Government: the possibility of 'contracting out' of the State Earnings-Related Pension Scheme (SERPS) into an Approved Personal Pension. In a personal pension scheme, an individual accumulates his or her pension contributions in a fund, the proceeds of which are used to buy an annuity from an insurance company on retirement. Two main objectives lay behind this reform:..

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Article provided by Institute for Fiscal Studies in its journal Fiscal Studies.

Volume (Year): 13 (1992)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 38-53

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Handle: RePEc:ifs:fistud:v:13:y:1992:i:1:p:38-53

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Cited by:
  1. Richard Disney & Carl Emmerson & Sarah Smith, 2003. "Pension Reform and Economic Performance in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s," NBER Working Papers 9556, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Whitehouse, Edward, 1998. "Pension reform in Britain," Social Protection Discussion Papers 20053, The World Bank.
  3. Whitehouse, Edward, 1999. "The tax treatment of funded pensions," MPRA Paper 14173, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Richard Disney & Carl Emmerson & Matthew Wakefield, 2007. "Pension Provision and Retirement Saving: Lessons from the United Kingdom," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 176, McMaster University.
  5. Dilnot, Andrew & Disney, Richard & Johnson, Paul & Whitehouse, Edward, 1994. "Pensions policy in the UK: An economic analysis," MPRA Paper 10478, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Disney, Richard & Whitehouse, Edward, 2001. "Cross-country comparisons of pensioners’ incomes," MPRA Paper 16345, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Whitehouse, Edward, 2001. "Pension systems in 15 countries compared: the value of entitlements," MPRA Paper 14751, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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