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17:30 - 19:00 12 December 2013

The lessons from New Labour’s pension reforms for the UK & internationally


AV Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Robert Laslett, Robert Laslett is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL and has a portfolio of professional and academic activities in pensions and economic regulation. He became the first Chief Economist for Pensions in the DWP in 2003 and worked there throughout the development and passage of the reforms. He was responsible for the teams that developed much of the evidence base, serviced the Pensions Commission and engaged stakeholders.
Gus O'Donnell, Chair

What are the lessons to be learnt from this piece of policymaking? What were the key battles within Government? How were the diverse private-sector interest groups brought and kept on board? How did the evidence drive the decisions? Was the evidence as strong, and the analysis as good, as it seemed? Why has the Coalition carried on and deepened the reforms?

From an international perspective, what lessons did the UK draw from other countries? And what can other countries learn from the UK’s experience?


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk