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Who Wins? Evaluating the Impact of UK Public Sector Pension Scheme Reforms

Alexander Danzer (), Peter Dolton and Chiara Rosazza Bondibene

National Institute Economic Review, 2016, vol. 237, issue 1, R38-R46

Abstract: Radical changes have been implemented to pension schemes across the UK public sector from April 2015. This paper simulates how these changes will affect the lifetime pension and how the negotiated pension changes compare across six public sector schemes by level of education. Specifically, we simulate the occupation specific Defined Benefit (DB) pension wealth accumulated for a representative employee over the lifecycle by factoring in the recent changes to pension conditions. We find that less educated workers with low or moderate earnings in the NHS, Local Government and Civil Service schemes are the winners having secured an increase in the value of their pension of between 10–20 per cent. Graduate workers with faster wage growth in the Civil Service, Teachers and Local Government schemes lose between 3 per cent and 5 per cent. This is in sharp contrast with the Police and Fire services who have lost around 40 per cent irrespective of their education.

Keywords: pension reforms; public sector; defined benefit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H55 J32 J45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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