HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c856W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the launch of his Department's proposed web-based retirement planner has been delayed, from the initial target year set out in Simplicity, Security and Choice: Working and Saving for Retirement, page 42. [166246]

Malcolm Wicks

The launch of the web-based retirement planner is not delayed. The first elements—the provision of state pension forecasts in real-time—will be introduced it 2004, as set out in the Green Paper 'Simplicity, security and choice: working and saving for retirement'. As announced in February 2004 in Cm 6111, 'Simplicity, security and choice: Informed choices for working and saving', we intend to launch the web-based retirement planner in spring 2006.