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Scheme management - Self-employed workers: WPC hears how to get the self-employed saving Designing a product for the self-employed is no guarantee that they will use it - Chris Curry, Pensions Policy Institute Proposals including an expan

Proposals including an expansion of auto-enrolment and raising class 4 national insurance contributions, aimed at boosting pensions coverage in the UK, have been put before the Work and Pensions Committee as part of its inquiry into self-employed workers.

The Federation of Small Businesses estimates that just 30 per cent of its members are members of a private pension scheme, with 15 per cent of respondents to its survey saying they expect to be totally reliant on the state in retirement.

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