This dataset contains video content created and documents collected by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath for the research project ‘Pension Reforms in the UK: 1997 to 2015’, funded by the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) Insight.

The pension reforms that were initiated in the early 2000s with the 'Turner' Pensions Commission, and implemented during the 2010s, represent a milestone in the history of UK pensions provision. The ‘Pension Reforms in the UK’ project is about bringing together existing information on these reforms and augmenting it with new material and content. This dataset is part of that work and aims ultimately to contribute to a UK Pension Reforms Archive.

The dataset contains 24 elite semi-structured video interviews with former UK prime ministers, secretaries of state, ministers, special advisers, Pensions Commission’s members, civil servants, stakeholders, academics and journalists, and 97 documents related to the reforms. The files are freely available for researchers and anyone who is interested in the UK's pension reforms or policy change more widely, to review and use in an appropriate manner.

The dataset is divided into four stages of reform:

- Stage 1: Pensions in the later 1990s and early 2000s;
- Stage 2: The Pensions Commission (2002-2006);
- Stage 3: Policy enactment (2006-2010);
- Stage 4: Implementation (2010-2015).

You can also watch a 10-minute summary video with highlights of the interviews with participants.
Date made available31 Dec 2020
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Temporal coverage1997 - 2015
Date of data production18 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom

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