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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2003): Pensions - UK

GENDER, PENSIONS AND THE LIFECOURSE: HOW PENSIONS NEED TO ADAPT TO CHANGING FAMILY FORMS

J. Ginn

Bristol: The Policy Press, 2003

This book examines how shifting gender relations interact with pension reforms, raising questions about distributional equity in the context of gendered familial responsibilities. New patterns of pension advantage are emerging, influenced by partnership status, parenthood, class and ethnicity.

IMPROVING SERVICE QUALITY: ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THE INHERITED SERPS PROBLEM

Committee of Public Accounts

London: TSO, 2003 (House of Commons papers, session 2002/03; HC616)

Committee examined action taken by the Department for Work and Pensions to address the inherited SERPS problem. This arose out of the failure of the then Department of Social Security to inform the public about changes in inheritance arrangements for the State Earnings Related Pension scheme. Report focuses on compensation arrangements, improving the quality of customer records, and improving the quality of oral and written communication by the Department to the public.

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