About the workshop
The length and diversity of the UK’s experience in running pension schemes is without rival in the world. This workshop will explore the rich mix of public and private pension schemes provided in the UK; how they are structured, how they are integrated into an overall system of social protection; how they are financed, managed and regulated.
What the workshop will cover
The workshop will focus on:
• How UK government policy on the mix and delivery of public and private pensions has been developed in recent years and future directions that it may take
• Organising, reforming and delivering public sector pensions for sustainability. efficiency and stronger governance
• Financing, organising, governing, regulating and supervising work-based pension schemes and arrangements, and boosting participation in them
• Consumer experience of the UK pension system – challenges and responses
• The importance of designing pension systems that benefit women as well as men.
It will include interactive lectures and discussions, briefings by senior practitioners, representatives of independent public bodies, managers of occupational and personal pension schemes and pensioners’ representatives, along with group visits to various pension providers. Previous participants have benefitted from sessions from the Department for Work and Pensions and the London Pension Fund Authority as well as visits to the Pension Protection Fund and the Head of Pensions at UNISON, the Public Service Union.
How participants will benefit
The workshop will:
• Broaden your knowledge of public and private pension schemes, their management and regulation, and how they can be updated to improve coverage, adequacy and sustainability
• Enable you to learn from the experience of policy makers, administrators and managers
• Encourage you to consider the UK experience in relation to the models developed by the World Bank and others
• Provide you with an opportunity to exchange experience with counterparts from other countries.