15 Nov 2011
Legal and General, one of the biggest financial services companies in the UK, has joined our call on government to appoint a dedicated Minister for Older People.
Backing our campaign, Tim Breedon, Group Chief Executive said: "Helping people to save and plan for their retirement is a central part of what we do.
We have supported the progress the Coalition Government has made in encouraging pensions savings through initiatives such as auto-enrolment and the work undertaken by the Commission on Funding of Care and Support under the leadership of Andrew Dilnot.
Most people are aware that they should save for their old age and that they will need to make contributions to the cost of their care in later life but they need a clear path, set out by the Government, that shows them how the costs will be divided fairly between themselves and the state.
I believe that a Cabinet Minister for Older People could help to drive the resolution of these issues and that is why Legal & General is supporting Anchor's timely and much needed campaign."
The list of organisations supporting us has grown massively over the last few months, proving that issues affecting older people are recognised across an array of sectors as requiring urgent dedicated attention.