Centre for Policy on Ageing


Retirement - a contingency?
 — the Centre for Policy on Ageing's response to the Government's Green Paper, "Reform of social security", 1985
Corporate AuthorCentre for Policy on Ageing - CPA
PublisherCentre for Policy on Ageing - CPA, London, 1985
Pages4 pp
KeywordsSocial security benefits ; Services ; Social policy ; Comments or Evidence submitted.
AnnotationAt the time of publication of the Government's Green Paper, "Reform of social security", the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) was completing its own three-year study of pensions policy (The wage of retirement: the case for a new pensions policy, by Eric Midwinter; CPA, 1985). The CPA uses the conclusions and recommendations of that book in this response. The CPA suggests a five-step, 15 year plan towards a retirement wage, and comments on three areas of the Green Paper: SERPS and occupational pensions; national insurance contributions; and marital status. The CPA considers that problems with the social security system are not so much a fiscal question, of how much can be afforded or how it will be found; rather, it is a large-scale cultural issue. The CPA urges the Government to adopt a straightforward system of single pensions for all - without reference to marital status or other personal arrangements - and to put a proper price upon retirement. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930804131 P
ClassmarkJH: I: TM2: 6PM *

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