The pensions primer: a guide to the UK pension system

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Pensions Policy Institute
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
11 June 2019
Older Adults, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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The guide is intended for people who want to learn about UK pensions policy.

The foundations of the UK pensions system were laid in the 1940s. Since the 1960s, successive Governments have made many changes to both state and private pensions resulting in today’s pension system, which is complex and multi-layered. This document provides a description of the UK pensions system for the purposes of considering pensions policy.

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