Five million employees now auto enrolled

13 December 2014

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has passed the 5 million mark.

The announcement by the Pensions Minister Steve Webb mentions that the 5 million employees have been enrolled by 43,000 employers of all types, from charities to supermarkets and hospitals to football clubs and theatre groups.

He also took this opportunity to confirm that autumn 2016 will see the launch of a new system in which small pension pots will automatically follow workers from job to job.