UK workforce backs pension auto-enrolment

Nearly two thirds (64%) of UK workers are in favour of pensions auto-enrolment, according to research by B&CE Benefits Schemes, which supplies benefits to the construction industry. Only 14% of staff said they would not be able to afford a monthly contribution of 4% of their salary, as proposed as part of the government’s National Pensions Saving Scheme, Currently, 25% of the UK workforce is not making financial provision for retirement, of which 21% claim they have not got around to it yet.