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Pensions Force aiming to boost uptake by workers

The National Association of Pension Funds has won Government backing for a free independent service providing pension information.

It will be working with manufacturers’ organisation EEF and trade union Community to address workplace pensions with a new initiative called Pensions Force.

The project, revealed in Money Marketing in January, is scheduled to start this year and aims to increase aware- ness of the need to plan for retirement and help make informed choices.

NAPF director of policy Joanne Segars says: “Pension information provided on a face-to-face basis through the workplace can make a difference in boosting awareness of pen- sions and encouraging saving or retirement.

“Pensions Force will give people access to the kind of information which could ultimately help secure a better income in retirement through their workplace and will help those people who have access to workplace pensions but do not take advantage of them.”

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