'Plugging the gap: How employers can help to fill the pension deficit'


A new paper on the issue of future pensions funding, a major issue for governments in Europe and other parts of the developed world, is now available from UK centre-left think-tank Catalyst. Written by Robin Blackburn, whose recent book on the subject is reviewed here, the pamphlet argues for a progressive response to the problem in the form of a a new compulsory share levy. The levy would be calculated as a percentage of annual profits and the shares would be held by a new network of publicly controlled Pension Reserve Funds. These would use their dividend income to fund a new layer of universal and redistributive pension coverage.

The full document is available to download free of charge here