MORE than 9,000 people in Pendle have now enrolled in a workplace pension, new figures reveal.

Automated enrolment was introduced so more workers can save for retirement and nationally, 41.1million people are in the scheme.

Pendle's MP, Andrew Stephenson said: "By introducing automatic enrolment, the government have transformed the way people save for retirement.

"By careful management of the economy – as well as important changes to help people save more for their retirement – means more families can plan for the long-term with the security of a pension.

"For a whole generation, workplace pension saving is now the new normal, but there's more to do to help more people than ever before build an enjoyable and secure retirement."

The secretary of state for work and pensions, Esther McVey, said: "These figures show just how extraordinarily successful automatic enrolment has been in revolutionising pensions saving in this country, and has no sign of stopping.

"Not only are millions more people moving into work, but they are putting money aside for their futures as a result of our reforms, showing we are returning to a society of savers where individuals are in control of their own money."