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Framing the Future: A new pensions commission

A joint report from the Fabian Society and Bright Blue calls for a new pensions commission and presents plans for how it should work

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The Fabian Society and Bright Blue have come together again to make the case for cross-party consensus on ambitious and necessary reforms to pensions policy. Although the outcome of the latest general election has transformed the politics of this country, both organisations still passionately believe that a consensual, cross-party approach to policymaking is likely to lead to the achievement of difficult but desirable reforms in the long-term.

In this latest report, we seek to establish whether there are strong arguments for a new pensions commission and to consider what form any new commission might take. We found broad support for a new commission, including from the current Pensions Minister and Shadow Pensions Minister, and conclude there is sufficient consensus to launch a new pensions commission in 2020.

The research was kindly supported by The People’s Pension.

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Author

Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is general secretary of the Fabian Society.

@andrew_harrop

Ryan Shorthouse

Ryan Shorthouse is the founder and director of Bright Blue and a former Conservative party policy adviser.

@RyanShorthouse

Sam Robinson

Sam Robinson is a researcher at Bright Blue and editor of Centre Write

@SamEPRobinson

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