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ABI says rise not generous enough

The ABI says the Government has not been generous enough in raising the price cap to 1.5 per cent though it describes the move as a step in the right direction.

ABI director general Mary Francis says: “The decision is a step in the right direction. The Government has recognised that the one per cent price cap on stakeholder pensions was hindering saving, not helping it.

“But the new price cap is certainly not generous, and the test of today&#39s announcements is whether they lead to a real increase in the level of saving.”

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