One topic hardly mentioned during the last three years of Brexit negotiations is indeed among the most consequential—pensions. This is paradoxical because older British voters, who were more in favour of Brexit than other age groups, are likely to suffer most, as Brexit drives British social policy towards market liberalism and reshapes ﬁnancialisation in the UK and indirectly across Europe, with considerable implications for pensions and inequality in old age. Bernhard Ebbinghaus discusses three paradoxical implications of Brexit on pension policy in the UK and Europe in a chapter in Whither Social Rights in (Post-) Brexit Europe? Opportunities and Challenges.
Ebbinghaus, Bernhard (2020) “Uncertain Futures of Post-Brexit Pensions: Three Paradoxical Implications”, Matthew Donoghue & Mikko Kuisma (eds.), Whither Social Rights in (Post-) Brexit Europe? Opportunities and Challenges, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Social Europe), 69-76.