Jargon Free Benefits founder Steve Bee has welcomed news that the government plans to legislate for the lifting of NEST's contribution cap and transfer restrictions in 2017, calling the limits "crazy" - and saying they should be removed today.
Removing the cap on contributions by April 2017 means that the cap will be gone before minimum contributions phase up from their current level.
Bee (pictured) said the move was "good news", adding that he never understood why there were restrictions in the first place.
"Pensions are confusing enough for people without having several different regimes. There is no sensible reason why we should have two different pension regimes depending on who you work for, it's crazy.
"Anything that makes pensions more confusing is a bad thing. We need more control over pensions, not less."
However, Bee called for the government to go faster than its 2017 timetable, calling for the restrictions to be removed "today".
Meanwhile, Labour's shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont said the government had failed savers over the NEST restrictions.
He said: "Last year, the government blamed Brussels for not being able to lift the restrictions on NEST. We published legal advice to say this was not true. This year, they say that they can lift the restrictions after all.
"But not until 2017 and after the majority of people have already been auto-enrolled. The government has failed savers and pandered to special interests instead.
"We need urgent action now to create private pensions people can trust."
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