Nearly 8 out of 10 UK employees (78%) had a workplace pension in April 2020.

Pension Automatic Enrolment (AE) was introduced in October 2012 to require employers to provide and contribute to workplace pensions for eligible employees.

Employees are eligible if they earn more than £10,000 a year, are aged between 22 years and State Pension age (SPa) and are not already enrolled in a qualifying workplace pension.

The proportion of employees with a workplace pension grew substantially from 2013 until 2020. In 2020 nearly 8 out of 10 employees (78%) were workplace pension members, compared with less than 5 out of 10 in 2012. The increase in pension membership over this time demonstrates the success of AE policy in increasing participation in workplace pensions.

See the ONS report:

PAYadvice.UK 10/5/2021

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