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Henry Smith MP: Workplace pension saving is ‘the new normal’

Crawley MP Henry Smith, welcomes the ‘new normal’ for workplace saving as new figures show over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement.

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New figures reveal that some 47,000 additional people in Crawley are now saving more for their retirement.

Crawley MP Henry Smith,  has welcomed new figures showing that, due to changes to workplace pensions, over 9 million more people are now saving for retirement. These figures also show that 128,250 more people in work in south east England are now saving for a life after work.

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Auto-enrolment was introduced so that more workers can save for retirement, while ensuring that workers can afford these changes.

The latest research demonstrates that workplace pensions have become the ‘new normal’, while small businesses found a pension scheme for their workers to be ‘necessary’ and ‘sensible’.

Henry said:

“By introducing automatic enrolment, the way people save for retirement is being transformed.

“That means more families can plan for the long-term with the security of a pension.

“For a whole generation, workplace pension saving is now the new normal, but there’s more to do to help more people than ever before build an enjoyable and secure retirement.

“I’m pleased Crawley is playing its part nationally with The People’s Pension head office based in Manor Royal.”

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Henry Smith MP wishes Crawley’s Gareth Southgate ‘the best of luck’

The Crawley MP sends a message to the England manager, and his team, ahead of England’s first match against Tunisia on Monday 18 June at 7pm.

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Henry Smith MP has wished Gareth Southgate, the England national football team manager who grew up in Crawley, the best of luck ahead of the 2018 World Cup which began yesterday.

Henry said:

“When England’s World Cup campaign begins on Monday, the eyes of the whole world will be on one of Crawley’s own.

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“I want to wish the best of luck to Gareth Southgate – who famously grew up in our town – and his team. Come on England!

“I remember being at a National Citizen Service graduation ceremony just a few days before Gareth was appointed permanent England manager – who knows what our town’s next generation will go on to achieve?”

England’s World Cup campaign kicks off against Tunisia on Monday, 18 June, at 7pm BST.

The England manager attended Pound Hill Junior and Hazelwick Schools, and married at Worth Church. He played 57 times for England, and in 2014 cited a number of his teachers at Pound Hill and Hazelwick as being a driving force on him taking up football.

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Gareth was confirmed as permanent England manager in November 2016, following a period in interim charge from September of that year.

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