Low-paid women workers are missing out on workplace pensions, warns TUC

Commenting on figures published yesterday (Wednesday) by the Pensions Regulator, which show that 1.7 million employees have not qualified for automatic enrolment into a workplace pension, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

‘Automatic enrolment is proving a big success, but it does not apply to low-paid workers. This government has consistently raised the size of the wage packet that triggers auto-enrolment, with the inevitable result – that the Pensions Regulator confirms today – that many women have been left out of what should be a pensions revolution.

‘Ministers were wrong to link the earnings trigger to the income tax personal allowance, as this means that every time it goes up more women lose out on a pension.’