Automatic enrolment: into a workplace pension: key facts

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 April 2014
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Starting from October 2012, up to 11 million workers will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. Larger employers will go first, with small and medium sized employers following over the next six years. A workplace pension is a way of saving for retirement arranged by an individual’s employer. It is sometimes called a ‘company pension’, an ‘occupational pension’ or a ‘works pension’.

This booklet gives key facts about automatic enrolment into a workplace pension for individuals and employers. It also helps stakeholders and employers to plan their own communications to workers about automatic enrolment. This booklet is a basic guide and does not cover every circumstance. Some of the information may become inaccurate over time, for example because of changes to the law.

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