Scottish Life’s Bee petitions government on auto-enrolment

Scottish Life’s head of pensions strategy, Steve Bee, has launched an online petition urging the government to reconsider auto-enrolment into its proposed system of personal accounts unless it can guarantees that employees are not penalised.

The e-petition raises the concern that savers in the workplace will be penalised if the current system of means-tested benefits given to pensioners remains in place when personal accounts are launched in 2012.

The petition can be found on the 10 Downing Street website at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/ProperPensions