Rachael Ingle, chairperson Irish Association of Pension Funds: expressed wariness over the Government’s commitment to end the private sector pension levy as planned at the end of next year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Industry group warns against introduction of auto-enrolment or any U-turn on pension levy

 Rachael Ingle, chairwoman of the Irish Association of Pension Funds. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Pensions conference hears warnings over sustainability of funds

The year-long project following the savings habits of 8,000 people across the UK, shows that Northern Irish savers put aside just £1,653 towards their pensions last year.

Average pension pot would last just 3½ years

Minister says fund saved and created thousands of jobs in tourism sector

 John Flynn, chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association. Photograph:   Colm Mahady / Fennells

Industry group calls for cut in capital gains tax to encourage entrepreneurs

Jerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds: Government appears to have forgotten the voting strength of pensioners

IAPF says a pensioner on income of €10,000 per year would be paying a levy of €1,125

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