Rumours the Government would delay auto-enrolment are false, the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) says.
This morning, the Independent claimed the Government would delay the scheme in order to help plug its budget deficit.
A DWP spokesman says: "We remain 100% committed to the Turner settlement, and to taking the action necessary to tackle the problems of under-saving in an ageing society."
"Our priority is to get the infrastructure in place as quickly as possible, to enable millions of people to save into a workplace pension. We also need to ensure reform is delivered in a way that best supports the economy as it grows out of the current economic downturn."
Auto-enrolment will be phased in from 2012 with the Chancellor said the phased roll-out of personal accounts was a "necessary choice" to save money.
PADA chief executive Tim Jones says: "The government has made absolutely clear that it is committed to the pension reform programme.
"As the Chancellor said in his speech the reforms are going ahead, and the employer duties will be staged in from October 2012 as planned. However, the government is adjusting some of the details of how the duties will be implemented and will announce details of that early next year."
He explains: "The personal accounts scheme will launch in low volumes in 2011 and will be ready for the onset of employer duties from October 2012.
"Our work is progressing well - the procurement for scheme administration services is proceeding well, recruitment for the chair of the trustee corporation is underway, we have made significant progress on finalising our recommendations on investment strategy and the trustee corporation will be in place from summer 2010.
"Our goal is to implement and deliver a pension scheme that will help millions of people save for their retirement. We are on track to do that."
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