Simplifying the automatic enrolment process to reduce employer burdens

01 December 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on proposals to further simplify the automatic enrolment process and reduce burdens on employers.

The proposed measures are intended to

· 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 closes on 9 January 2015.

CIPP comment


The CIPP Policy Team will examine the detail of the consultation proposals, and will issue a survey to seek members’ views if appropriate.