The UK is one of the few countries in Europe that is not facing a serious pension crisis. The reasons for this are straight forward: state pensions (both in terms of replacement ratio and as a proportion of average earnings) are among the lowest in Europe, the UK has a long-standing funded private pension sector ... and its governments have, since the beginning of the 1980s, taken measures to prevent a pension crisis developing. These measures have involved making systematic cuts in unfunded state pension provisions and increasingly transferring the burden of providing pensions to the funded private sector, principally on a defined contribution basis.
|Title of host publication||European Consortium for Political Research. Workshop 21: The Politics of Pension Reform|
|Place of Publication||Turin, Italy|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Name||European Consortium for Political Research|
|Publisher||European Consortium for Political Research|
- welfare state
- United Kingdom