Research and analysis

Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2018

This report evaluates the implementation of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions.


Automatic enrolment evaluation report 2018

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Automatic enrolment aims to increase workplace pension saving in the UK. It forms part of a wider set of pension reforms to help people to save towards achieving the lifestyle they aspire to in retirement.

This report follows the Automatic enrolment review 2017: analytical report, which included the 2017 evaluation of automatic enrolment. It brings together the latest evidence and new analysis to show what has happened to workplace pension membership and contributions since automatic enrolment began.

We will use the findings to inform the evaluation of the workplace pension reforms and ongoing development of automatic enrolment policy.

Authors: Lucy Allen, Maisey Hodges, Nicolas Kreitmair, Mycroft Leitch, Lorraine Pearson, James Rees and Stephen Stack (Department for Work and Pensions) and Fiona Lynch (HM Revenue & Customs).

Published 18 December 2018