Auto-enrolment private members' bill set for second reading

MPs debated further reforms

Holly Roach
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A private members’ bill pushing for auto-enrolment (AE) reform extension is set for a second reading on 25 February.

The bill - set out by Conservative MP Richard Holden - is seeking to broaden the remit of AE to cover more workers and more of their earnings. Holden used the bill yesterday (5 January) to urge policymakers to enact AE changes and he urged the government to lower the age at which workers are auto-enrolled into a pension from 22 to 18 and to scrap the £10,000 earnings threshold so lower earners are included in the reforms. A second reading of the bill has now been set for 25 February. The government had previously committed to lowering the minimum AE age to 18 and scrapping earnings...

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