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NAPF cool on IPPR report

The NAPF says it has reservations about arguments in the Institute of Public Policy Research report A new contract for retirement about the links between the provision of income in retirement and the provision of long term care.

NAPF director general David Cranston says: “It is difficult to see how, when so many people are failing to save enough for retirement, funds set aside for retirement income might also cover the costs of long term care. Furthermore, the tax regimes for pensions and long term care are largely incompatible, and we would not want to see any dilution of the tax treatment of approved pension arrangements."

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