New figures show that 9,000 more people in Pendle are now enrolled in a workplace pension.
Andrew Stephenson MP has welcomed new figures showing that, due to changes to workplace pensions, over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement. Auto-enrolment was introduced so that more workers can save for retirement, so that people have greater financial security and independence in their retirement. Figures released last week show that the number of workplace pension schemes has reached a record high of 41.1 million in 2017, up nearly 50 per cent in the last six years.
Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson said: “By introducing automatic enrolment, the government have transformed the way people save for retirement. By careful management of the economy – as well as important changes to help people save more for their retirement – means more families can plan for the long-term with the security of a pension.
“For a whole generation, workplace pension saving is now the new normal, but there’s more to do to help more people than ever before build an enjoyable and secure retirement.”
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, said: “These figures show just how extraordinarily successful automatic enrolment has been in revolutionising pensions saving in this country, and has no sign of stopping. With almost 10 million more people saving in a pension through auto-enrolment, statistics are showing the total membership of workplace pension schemes is now at a record high of 41.1 million in 2017, up nearly 50 per cent in the last six years.
“Not only are millions more people moving into work, but they are putting money aside for their futures as a result of our reforms, showing we are returning to a society of savers where individuals are in control of their own money.”