Consultation outcome

Workplace pensions automatic enrolment: simplifying the process and reducing burdens on employers

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government’s response to the consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


We are seeking views on proposals to further simplify the automatic enrolment process and reduce burdens on employers.


Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on draft regulations to simplify the process for automatic enrolment into workplace pensions and reduce burdens on employers.

The measures will:

  • introduce an alternative quality requirement for defined benefits (DB) pension schemes
  • simplify the requirements on employers regarding the provision of information about automatic enrolment to their employees
  • create exceptions to the employer duties so that an employer is not required to enrol an employee into a workplace pension in certain situations

The consultation is aimed at:

  • employers
  • trade unions
  • employee representatives
  • pension industry professionals, including scheme administrators, payroll administrators, accountants, payroll bureaux, independent financial advisers and employee benefit consultants