The number of people with occupational or personal pensions dropped by 10 per cent between 1995 and 1996 according to the General Household Survey compiled by Office of National Statistics.
The number of men in full-time work with an occupational pension dropped to 75 per cent in 1996 from 85 percent in 1995. The figure for women dropped to 65 per cent from 75 per cent.
The survey found that the number of men who belonged to an employers pension scheme remained at 58 per cent between 1995 and 1996. The number of women with an employers pension scheme also remained the same at 53 per cent.