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