Craig Berry debates the Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP & other Events|News this week

It’s been another busy week for the SPERI team. On Monday 10th February SPERI Research Fellow Craig Berry debated pensions with the Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP.

At the event held by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) UK entitled Linking state pension age to longevity: Tackling the fairness challenge, Ben Franklin presented a new report which outlined issues surrounding the steadily rising retirement age predicted over future decades.

Craig Berry presented research undertaken for the TUC on life expectancy inequalities. He also discussed proposals for an independent commission on state pension age.

Also presenting and debating the issues were Camilla Williamson  (Age UK) and John MacInnes, (a social demographer and Professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh).

And as if that wasn’t enough for Craig – he then presented the paper Third Time Lucky: building a progressive pensions consensus on Wednesday 12th February at a one day conference held by the Institute of Employment Rights.

The following day, Jeremy Green presented the paper The Bank, the Fed and the Birth of Neoliberal Central Banking at a Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) seminar, at the University of Nottingham.

We’re now looking forward to the next big SPERI event ‘In Conversation with Andrew Haldane (Executive Director for the Bank of England)’ in a week’s time.