British Frozen Pensions – History

Given the interest in the frozen British pension issue I thought a brief history of British pensions might be in order, courtesy of the House of Commons Library research publications. 1925. The newly introduced pensions were only payable in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. 1929. Pensions became payable in the dominions.… Continue reading British Frozen Pensions – History


A Minimum Wage in South Africa

Various countries have implemented minimum wage legislation with a sufficient degree of success to justify it becoming established policy. But South Africa with its very high unemployment rate (especially when judged on the broader definition, which includes those who have abandoned looking for work) and lack of skills is not an obvious candidate. The concern… Continue reading A Minimum Wage in South Africa