Today is the deadline for submitting ideas to the SAGE Commission, after it was extended from last week.
I wrote a submission which I sent in to SAGE last week before they announced the extension, and before I had a chance to review the interim SAGE report.
After reading through the interim SAGE report I decided to write an additional submission to SAGE, to be considered as an amendment to, or a part of, my original submission, taking advantage of the extension.
It’s quite a long a detailed submission, relatively speaking. It consists of an opening letter, followed by 31 recommendations covering a wide range of ideas for promoting efficiency or government savings. It even has footnotes and basic references!
I’ll release the second half of my submission, the one I wrote in response to the interim report, later. This second half focuses exclusively on the issue of pensions, putting forward five recommendations regarding pensions and then an alternative model for a new ‘Citizens Pension’.
Failing that, hopefully some of the ideas will be found useful and be implemented.
I think they’re all good policy, and would love to see them implemented. I certainly welcome feedback and constructive criticism on them though!