This list of project briefings and of its publications is a work in progress.
Project Progress Briefings
- Briefing No. 1 (October 2014)
- Briefing No. 2 (April 2015)
- Briefing No. 3 (Jan 2016)
- Briefing No. 4 (Jan 2017)
- Briefing No. 5 (Jan 2019)
Project Policy Briefings
Scholarly journal articles and book chapters
Pension Funds and the Politics of Ownership in Britain, C. 1970–86 by Aled Davies. Twentieth Century British History, 30:1 (2019), 81-107.
‘Everyman a Capitalist?’ or ‘Free to Choose’? Exploring the tensions within Thatcherite individualism’ by Aled Davies, James Freeman and Hugh Pemberton. Historical Journal, 62:2 (2018), 477-501 .
The United Kingdom, by Hugh Pemberton in The Welfare State at the End of the Long Boom, ed. by Erik Eklund, Melanie Oppenheimer and Joanne Scott (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017).
WASPI’s is (mostly) a campaign for inequality by Hugh Pemberton. Political Quarterly, 88:3 (2017), 510-16.
The City of London and Social Democracy: The Political Economy of Finance in Britain, 1959-1979 by Aled Davies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Witness Seminar on the Fowler Inquiry
In December 2017, in association with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the project organised and held a witness seminar at Staple Inn on the Fowler Inquiry into Provision for Retirement and its relationship to the personal pensions revolution of 1986. More details including the introductory paper, a transcript of the seminar discussion, and a video are here.
Web and other publications
A pensioner’s progress: looking back at the 1986 personal pensions revolution. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries blog, 30 Nov 2017.
Manifesto promises on pensions, 31 May 2017 by Hugh Pemberton for PolicyBristol blog
Women against State Pensions Inequality: a distraction from deeper problems, Op-ed piece by Hugh Pemberton for HIstory & Policy, 22 March 2017
A history lesson for the Treasury on its pension taxation reform proposals. Hugh Pemberton for GW4 Modern British Politics and Political History blog. 12 Oct 2015.
History suggests Treasury plans to reform pension taxation are misguided. Hugh Pemberton for LSE British Politics and Policy blog, 5 Oct 2015.
Against pensions reform: ‘We’re in danger of forgetting why annuities were invented’. Hugh Pemberton for the Financial Times, 4 April 2015.
Decentring Thatcher’s neoliberal revolution. A paper by Hugh Pemberton, James Freeman, and Aled Davies given to the North Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Providence RI, 25-28 Oct 2018.
Implementing neoliberalism in the 1980s. A paper by Hugh Pemberton given to the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, Montreal, 2-5 Nov 2017.
Rethinking Neoliberalism. A conference co- organised by Aled Davies (with Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, UCL), at UCL, 11-12 Sept 2017.
Decentring the Thatcher Revolution. A paper by Hugh Pemberton, James Freeman, and Aled Davies given to the Decentring Conservatism conference, Oxford, 21-22 Sept 2017.
“The Permissive and Lawless Society is a By-Product of Socialism”: Selsdon Man, Morality and Neo-liberalism’s Route into Conservatism. A paper given by James Freeman to the Rethinking British Neoliberalism conference, UCL, London, 11-12 Sept 2017.
Implementing Neoliberalism: Exploring the tensions within Thatcherite individualism. A paper given by Hugh Pemberton to the Political Studies Association annual conference, Glasgow, 10-12 April 2017
The Rational Actor Model in Thatcherite Pension Policy. Paper given by Aled Davies to the annual conference of the Economic History Society, 31 Mar – 2 Apr 2017.
‘Everyman a capitalist’, or ‘free to chose’? Paper given by James Freeman to the inaugural conference of the Thatcher Network, Durham, 19-20 Jan 2017
Personalising Pensions: Neoliberalism and Thatcherism, 1974-90. Paper given by Aled Davies to the North Atlantic Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 15 Nov 2016 (on a panel organised by Aled on neoliberalism).
The Welfare State at the End of the Long Boom. Paper given by Hugh Pemberton, University College, Dublin, 15 April 2016.
Thatcherism and the Neoliberal Critique of Pension Funds, 1970-86. Paper given by Aled Davies to the annual conference of the Economic History Society, 2 April 2016
Historical Institutionalism and the Making of UK Pensions Policy. Paper given by Hugh Pemberton to the annual conference of the Political Studies Association, Brighton, 21-23 March 2016.
Round Table on Politics and History, the inaugural event of the PSA Politics and History group, organised, chaired and contributed to by Hugh Pemberton at the annual conference of the Political Studies Association, Brighton, 21-23 March 2016.
The Political Economy of British Pension Funds: Neoliberalism versus Social Democracy, c.1970 – 1986. Paper given by Aled Davies to the Cambridge University Modern Economic and Social History Seminar, 3 March 2016
Postwar Britain: From Social Democracy to Neoliberalism. A paper given by Aled Davies to the Rethinking Modern British Studies conference, University of Birmingham, 1 July 2015