The impact of European Union law on pensions in the UK

Linda Luckaus and Graham Moffat
1st Sep 1996

European Union (EU) activity in relation to occupational and state pensions is increasing.

Much is directed towards creating the single market and avoiding distortions in competition. The possibility that this market-oriented activity has an adverse effect on the ability of pensions to provide adequate income is seldom addressed in the UK.

This new study by Linda Luckhaus and Graham Moffat brings together the diverse strands of EU pension-related activity and finds it has had both beneficial and adverse effects on occupational and state pensions in the UK.