Ticking timebomb: Can the Pensions Commission find the solutions to a problem the government may not want to solve?

How can we pay for the state pension, with a changing demographic making this more and more difficult? And should the pension itself be reduced, or raised? The Pension Committee’s conclusions on such explosive issues have now been pushed back to September

The Pensions Commission was set up last November with a very tight timeline to finish its work. Its final report was originally supposed to be delivered in June in line with the commitment in the programme for government, but the government decided to push that date back to July. Picture: Getty