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Saving for later life: Pensions Minister Guy Opperman questioned by MPs

1 July 2022

Pensions and Financial Inclusion Minister Guy Opperman MP will face questions from MPs in the final session of the Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into saving for later life.

The inquiry, which is part of the Committee’s wider work examining the impact of the 2015 pension freedoms, is looking at whether households have adequate pension savings for retirement and how the Government can improve outcomes for savers.

With the Committee hearing during the inquiry that around three million people aged between 50 and the state pension age are at risk of not having an acceptable level of income in retirement, Mr Opperman is expected to be asked about the Government’s plans to address this. Questions could focus on the next steps for auto-enrolment, policy on statutory and voluntary contributions and what more can be done to provide advice and support to savers.

The Minister could also be asked about the status of gig economy workers, pensions for the self-employed and how to tackle the gender pensions gap.

As part of the wider inquiry, the Committee has previously published reports on pension scams and accessing pension savings.


Wednesday 6 July in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

 At 9.15am

  • Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion

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