Summary:Dispatches lifts the lid on the pensions crisis. The programme names some of the blue-chip companies that have abandoned final salary pension schemes. It shows how widespread the problem of underperforming pensions is,and how difficult it is to get full compensation if things go wrong.
Dispatches also reveals the extent to which public sector pensions are under threat,and how far private pensions have failed to deliver in the recession. The programme asks whether the government has failed to protect pensions,and examines their ideas for tackling the crisis in the future.