Automatic enrolment, where employers are required to automatically enrol eligible workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme, is a response to the issue of millions of individuals in the UK not saving enough for their retirement. Automatic enrolment was staged in between October 2012 and February 2018, starting with the largest employers in 2012.
We commissioned this research to measure small and micro employers’ experiences of implementing automatic enrolment. This report presents findings from a survey of 2,698 small and micro employers who implemented automatic enrolment between September 2016 and March 2017.
In 2016, we commissioned Automatic enrolment: qualitative research with small and micro employers, which informed the design of this survey.
The research findings will be used to:
- build on the understanding of the impact of automatic enrolment on small and micro employers, to inform and improve the design and delivery of the policy
- inform our wider evaluation of automatic enrolment, detailed in annual reports
Authors: Trinh Tu, Jayesh Navin Shah, Graham Keilloh, Kelly Maguire and Natasha Jones (Ipsos MORI).