The soaring costs of government pensions

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Intergenerational Foundation
Intergenerational Foundation
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12 May 2019
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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How much society pays for pensions is increasingly an intergenerational fairness issue, and this report updates the Intergenerational Foundation's 2011 public sector pension report. It uses Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to quantify the number of pension recipients receiving public sector pensions of more than £100,000 a year, over £50,000 a year, and pensions of more than the average annual wage in three big government pensions schemes: the National Health Service, the Civil Service and teachers.

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