Michael Johnson

Associate Fellow

Michael Johnson is an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue and a former investment banker.
Michael trained with JP Morgan in New York and, after 21 years in investment banking, joined Towers Watson, the actuarial consultants. Subsequently he was responsible for the running of David Cameron’s Economic Competitiveness Policy Group.
Michael is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies, and author of more than 40 pensions-related papers published through this think tank, sometimes supported by both Conservative and Labour peers. Michael is occasionally consulted on pension reform by serving Ministers, shadow Ministers and the Cabinet Office.  He has given oral and written evidence to Select Committees in both Houses of Parliament.


The Sun: ‘Bankrupt’ Britain: Public spending needs urgent curbing as freebies leave UK owing £6,600 billion, think tank says

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Michael Johnson: Tackling intergenerational inequity at its roots

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Generation Y (‘millennials’) could be the first generation to experience a lesser quality of life than that of their (‘baby boomer’) parents. Generation Y is faced with unaffordable housing,, earnings…

Michael Johnson: The Lifetime ISA: enhance and simplify

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In 2014, I proposed a Lifetime ISA (LISA) in a paper for the Centre for Policy Studies. Three years later, one appeared in the market. However, it did not appear…