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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.
|Publication date:||3rd February 2011|
|Publisher:||Random House Business Books an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Economic & financial crises & disasters, Pensions, Central government, Political parties,|
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) and The Crunch (Random House, 2008).More About Alex Brummer