Pensions auto-enrolment


Between October 2012 and April 2017 all employers with UK-based staff will need to automatically enrol all eligible (between age 22 and state pension age, earning above a set minimum) employees into a workplace pension scheme. Each employer has a set staging date by when to do this based on their payroll size. There are compulsory pension contributions from both employers and employees. These will be introduced gradually on a sliding scale until reaching the maximum contribution levels in 2018 of 3% for employers and 4% for employees plus a 1% in tax breaks.


Scan Coin UK launches life assurance and auto-enrolment pension

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Open to all UK members of staff.


Work and Pensions Committee recommends single pensions regulator

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

To help protect pension savers when new flexibilities come into effect.

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Steve Webb urges employers to consider pension freedom choices

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

EB Connect 2015: Rush decisions do not need to be made on 6 April. 


Auto-enrolment continues to be a burden

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Larger employers have opportunity to re-assess process as staff are re-enrolled.

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Clare Bettelley: Pensions re-enrolment is a great time to re-engage staff

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

Employers should also review pensions provider. 

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Top discussion on LinkedIn

Thu, 29 May 2014 | By Employee Benefits

Why are some large employers re-doing auto-enrolment?


Nigel Bolton: How will the auto-enrolment 'capacity crunch' affect medium to large employers?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014

Consultants and advisers concerned about ability to service


Charles Counsell: How will the auto-enrolment 'capacity crunch' affect medium to large employers?

Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Careful planning can help employers avoid getting stuck in an auto-enrolment traffic.

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What impact has pensions auto-enrolment had on the group risk market?

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

It has boosted the group life market. 

More than a million older workers in employment

Pensions salary sacrifice: what employers need to know

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Salary exchange is the new term. 

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Towry looks to effective providers for benefits

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By Nick Martindale

But employers have no way of knowing how good a supplier is ahead of time.


E.On uses games to drive up pensions membership

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 | By Robert Crawford

The utilities firm brought in gamification to communicate auto-enrolment.

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Pension reforms increase retirement engagement

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Nest research: 34% will think about retirement sooner.

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31% have not heard of pension charge cap

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Close Brothers research: 30% are aware but await revised plan terms.

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66% say costs rose post auto-enrolment

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: 60% measured impact of auto-enrolment.

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Pensions pocket picked again

Buck Consultants at Xerox Fri, 20 Mar 2015

“I have got to pick a pocket or two, boys” might be just what the chancellor is telling his colleagues.

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Another growing blip on the pensions radar…

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 2 Mar 2015

What is the automatic transfers project, why is it being introduced and what does it mean for employers? 

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Auto-enrolment — don’t leave it too late…

Jelf Employee Benefits Wed, 11 Feb 2015

Jelf has developed cost-effective solutions for smaller businesses and can help to take the pressure off.

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Businesses must audit auto-enrolment schemes to ensure compliance

Johnson Fleming Fri, 6 Feb 2015

The Pensions Regulator has issued its first fines to employers for failing to meet their auto-enrolment duties.

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Johnson Fleming announces details of its next webinar

Johnson Fleming Thu, 5 Feb 2015

As 2015 begins, the events team is already busy, organising webinars for the coming months.


How to keep auto-enrolment compliant video

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

This is a Summer School tutorial presented by Maxine McIntyre, head of proposition at Close Brothers