Pensions: the four things Noonan needs to do now

Comment: If retirement saving is going to become compulsory, the government has some groundwork to do

11th October, 2015

With the end of the levy on private sector pensions this year, it is important that the government focuses on encouraging retirement savings. As well as removing over €2 billion from those savings over the last four years, the levy has also hugely damaged confidence among pension savers.

Budget 2016 and general government policy on pensions needs to work to restore confidence and give those saving for retirement greater certainty that their savings will be secure.

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