The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today commented on the Work and Pensions Committee's new inquiry The Pensions Freedoms Inquiry.
Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, commented:
“The freedom for people to spend their pension pots is a good thing. However, the choices are now much harder for consumers. The vast majority (84%) of retirees tell us they want an income from their pension savings but there is no simple route for them to achieve this.
“Alongside the FCA’s retirement outcomes review, we see today’s announcement of a Work and Pensions Committee inquiry as critical to making the market work in the interests of consumers.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
The PLSA set out its proposed approach to the reform of the retirement products market on 15 September in our response to the FCA. The document can be found here.
Research – From the PLSA’s Report “Pension Freedoms Breaking the Deadlock” – Research Undertaken in March/April 2015 – on more than 1,100 people aged 55 to 70 (Link to Full Report)
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