Today, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publishes an international review of private pension reform. The review drew together evidence from eight countries that have implemented private pension reform, to inform the development of the UK workplace pension reforms.
The review comprised of a literature review and telephone interviews with pension experts in eight case study countries. The literature review took place between April and June 2009 and the interviews took place in February 2010. The research was carried out on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by the Personal finance Research Centre (PfRC Ltd).
Case study countries featured in the review are Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Uruguay.
The Main findings are:
Notes to Editors:
DWP Research Report No. 663- “Review of international pension reform” is published on 29th June 2010 by Corporate Document Services. The research was conducted on behalf of DWP by Sharon Collard and Nick Moore at the Personal Finance Research Centre (University of Bristol)
- The full report and summary is available to download from the DWP website http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5
- The research involved a rapid evidence assessment and telephone interviews with pension experts in eight case study countries.