All employees should have a pension

The vast majority (98%) of respondents said that every employee should be entitled to a workplace pension, according to research by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).

The research, conducted for the NAPF by Populus, surveyed 979 UK employees, and was launched to coincide with the start of auto-enrolment on 1 October.

The research found that 65% of respondents said they are likely to stay in their new pension. Of these, 87% think auto-enrolment makes it easier for people to save.

Joanne Segars, chief executive at the NAPF said: “Auto-enrolment is a game-changer that will get millions of people saving for their retirement.

“The UK is drifting towards an iceberg when it comes to paying for its old age, and we need radical reform like this.”

The research also found:

  • 46% of respondents are members of a workplace pension scheme.
  • 32% of respondents work for an employer that does not offer a pension scheme.
  • 87% of respondents said that the state pension alone will not be enough for them in retirement.