Unum welcomes appointment of first Minister for Financial Inclusion
15th June 2017
Following the announcement today that Guy Opperman MP has been appointed as the first Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, John Letizia, Head of Public Affairs and CSR at Unum said:
"I am very pleased that the government has recognised the need for strong, accountable leadership in government to promote financial inclusion.
"50% more working people report money worries than in 2006 and 9 out of 10 employers think this affects employee performance. As the first Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, Mr Opperman can at last deliver a coordinated plan to build the financial capability of working people. That plan must help families protect themselves from the risk of becoming too ill to work and other income shocks."
Unum called for strong leadership from government to build financial inclusion during the election campaign in a document setting out its four policy priorities for the next government.
Notes for editors
- Employee benefits experts Unum recently launched a report setting out its four policy priorities for the next government to build a healthier, more productive workforce. It called for the next government to show stronger leadership on financial inclusion and to deliver a coordinated plan to build the financial capability of working people so they can prepare for the risk of becoming too ill to work. http://www.unum.co.uk/ge2017