Kirby Swales

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    The new State Pension is rolling out – but few people know if and how it will affect them

The new State Pension is rolling out – but few people know if and how it will affect them

How well does the public understand the roll out of the new state pension and how it will impact them? Kirby Swales draws on joint NatCen and Pensions Policy Institute research to explain that there is a general lack of awareness which, unless addressed, can lead to financial hardship for people in the future.

The State Pension is not the most […]

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    Have we overestimated the relationship between income and financial well-being?

Have we overestimated the relationship between income and financial well-being?

Using data from the Understanding Society survey, Kirby Swales explains that the relationship between income and financial well-being is more complex than often assumed, and so a broader view of living standards could give greater insights into how best to help people react to changes in the economy.

It is well known that Britain has faced the longest period of […]