Hundreds of thousands of part-time and temporary workers excluded from workplace pension – Debbie Abrahams
Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the Government’s announcement to extend auto-enrolment to workers aged 18, said:
“The Government’s announcement to extend auto-enrolment to workers aged 18 is a small step in the right direction. However, it is worrying that the income threshold still means people on the lowest incomes are not automatically included and enrolled in a workplace pension, excluding hundreds of thousands of part-time and temporary workers.
“Given that plans will also not be in place until the mid-2020s, coupled with the fact that people under 25 receive a lower living wage, many young people will continue to miss out both now and in their retirement.
“Labour will restore confidence in the workplace pension system ensuring it benefits the many not the few.”