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NAPF launches poll to gauge pension concerns

The National Association of Pension Funds has set up an online poll calling for delegates and members to give their views on which issues are causing them most concern.

To mark the opening of its Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester next week, the NAPF wants to hear about pension concerns ranging from regulatory burden to the cost and design of the PPF to auto-enrolment in 2012.

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars says: “The world of pensions is changing faster than ever before. Government proposals for Personal Accounts will create 7 million new pension savers, with auto-enrolment increasing enrolment in existing workplace schemes. And before all that comes along in 2012, schemes and their sponsors face increased costs due to rising longevity and greater regulation.

“Our online poll seeks the views of occupational pension schemes, the investment industry, trustees, pension fund members and their representatives, and employers and we ask which issues are of most concern to them.”

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