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  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781847940384
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99
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The Great Pensions Robbery

How New Labour Betrayed Retirement




A devastating and gripping account of the pension system scandal - one of the great government scandals of our time.

Once Britain's pensions system was admired around the world. Now it is in tatters, and vast numbers of us face the grim choice of enduring a poverty-stricken future or working until we drop. What on earth went wrong?

In The Great Pensions Robbery, award-winning journalist Alex Brummer ventures into the corridors of power to find out how politicians bent on penny-pinching, a bullied and ineffectual civil service, and highly placed but unscrupulous individuals all played their part in fatally undermining a 100-year-old system. And, as he convincingly argues, the story is very far from being over.

  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781847940384
  • Imprint: Random House Business
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Alex Brummer

Alex Brummer is one of the UK's leading financial journalists and commentators. After a long and successful stint at the Guardian he moved to be City Editor at the Daily Mail in 2000. He has won prizes both as a foreign correspondent and economics writer. Awards received include Business Journalist of the Year 2006, Newspaper Journalist 2002 and Best City Journalist 2000. His books include Hanson: A Biography (Fourth Estate 1994), Weinstock: The Life and Times of Britain's Premier Industrialist (HarperCollins 1998), The Crunch (Random House 2008) and Britain for Sale (Random House 2012).

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Praise for The Great Pensions Robbery

An easy read with a strong message

Financial World

Written in the style of a gripping thriller

Pensions World

An impressively detailed examination ... also well worth a read for its breezy history of the government's role in pensions, from the creation of the first state pension in 1909 to the present day

Pensions Week

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