Issue date
12 Dec 2016

Responding to the written statement on the government review into auto-enrolment published today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The government has heeded the TUC’s call for a wide-ranging review to ensure that auto-enrolment works for all working people.

“Auto-enrolment has been a success, giving more than six million people a workplace pensions system with employer contributions. But further reform is still needed as millions of low-earners – particularly women and the self-employed – are missing out.

“Much more money needs to go into workplace pensions if workers are to have a decent standard of living in retirement. But the government shouldn’t tie its hands by ruling out policy decisions at this stage. We need a long-term plan for ensuring enough money is being saved for workers’ old age.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:
- The written statement is available at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-12-12/HCWS339/

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