New Clause 1 — Impact on Government revenues

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 3rd December 2014.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury) 3:45 pm, 3rd December 2014

The hon. Gentleman makes a valuable point. The Public Bill Committee examined what options will be available to people and how we can ensure that the balance is right so that they are encouraged not only to take up pensions at the earliest possible stage, such as through auto-enrolment, but to think about planning for their long-term future. The aim was to ensure that people would not think that there was a windfall at age 55, perhaps make wrong decisions about it, and find by their 75th birthday that they had not done the correct planning. The new clause is very much about trying to see how the provisions will impact on real people when the time comes for them to make these decisions. That is why we were talking about behavioural analysis; we want to ensure that lessons are learned from it.