Rowena Crawford

The rapidly changing state

Rowena Crawford and Paul Johnson of the IFS look forward to the spending review and what the composition of public spending will look like in 2017-18. In that year, spending as a share of national income is forecast to be back close to its long-run average, and at almost exactly the same level it was in 2003–04. On current plans, we are moving ever […]

Pensions for the masses: Automatic enrolment should lead to a significant boost in pension coverage amongst private sector employees

Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) examine the reform to workplace pensions. While automatic enrolment will mean greater pension coverage among private sector employees, they argue that the effect on total saving in the economy is ambiguous. On Monday, a very radical reform of workplace pensions in the UK will start to be rolled […]