TUC raises alarm over retirement poverty facing hospitality staff

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Many workers slipping through net of the government’s pensions auto-enrolment system, according to survey

Almost a million hospitality staff are among workers at risk of a retirement in poverty, a study of blackspots in the government’s flagship pensions policy has shown.

According to the TUC, as many as six in 10 workers in low-paid sectors such as retail and agriculture are not enrolled in a pension. They slip through the net of the government’s pensions auto-enrolment system as they earn less than the £10,000 minimum level at which employers are forced to set them up with a savings plan.

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