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'tax dodge' stakeholders hide workers' low contributions
The average contribution to an employee's stakeholder pension is just £720 a year, including employee and employer contributions. But contributions, averaging nearly £2,000, paid into stakeholder pensions by non-employees – many of them the children or spouses of the well-off taking advantage of stakeholder tax breaks - boosts the overall average to just under than £1,000.
13 August 2004

Stakeholder pensions have failed to plug pensions gap
Stakeholder pensions have failed to plug the gap caused by the retreat from good occupational pension schemes according to TUC research published today (Thursday) that shows that less than three in a hundred workers have taken one up. And the small number of workers who have taken out a stakeholder pension are saving less than half the amount they need to secure a good pension when they retire, says the TUC.
20 May 2004

government propose step in the right direction on pensions
Commenting on the Department for Work and Pensions' White Paper ‘Informed Choices for Working and Saving', published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
3 February 2004

Higher charges will not increase pensions take-up
the Government may be considering raising the cap on charges for stakeholder pensions. There is no justification for increasing this. People are not joining stakeholder pension schemes because employers are not paying into them.
7 February 2003

Stakeholder pensions: employers should pay their share
TUC comment on the reports from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Legal and General/Barclays on the take up of stakeholder pensions amongst employees.
23 July 2001

Teachers sign up for TUC stakeholder pension
Fifteen teaching associations have set up the Teachers' National Stakeholder Pension Scheme under the TUC Stakeholder Pension Scheme.
18 May 2001

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