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Responding to the demographic challenge - chairman of the Pensions Commission to speak at LSE

Adair Turner, chairman of the Pensions Commission, will give a lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 1 February. His lecture is titled Responding to the Demographic Challenge: deciding the appropriate role of government.

In its first report, the Pensions Commission concluded that faced with the increasing proportion of the population aged over 65, society and individuals have to choose between pensioners becoming poorer relative to the rest of society, increased taxes, higher savings, and/or later retirement.

Lord Turner will outline and discuss how the Commission's long-awaited recommendations, published on 30 November 2005, are designed to create a sustainable and equitable future for pensioners in the UK.

Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. He is currently vice chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, a director of United Business Media plc, chair of the UK Low Pay Commission and chair of the UK Pensions Commission. He is a visiting professor at LSE and CASS Business School, City of London and has recently been appointed as an independent cross bench peer in the House of Lords

Responding to the Demographic Challenge: deciding the appropriate role of government is on Wednesday 1 February at 6pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but registration is required. To register, fill in the online registration form|.

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To register for a press seat, please contact Olivia Hague, Financial Markets Group, on 020 7955 6301, or email o.hague@lse.ac.uk| or fill in the online registration form|

24 January 2006

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