Auto enrolment preparation is biggest objective for almost 40% of businesses

By Matthew Thompson | 1st October 2013 | 7 min read

Preparing for auto enrolment has been listed as the biggest objective over the next 12 months by over a third (39%) of businesses, according to a recent study.

The research, taken by Aon Hewitt and featured on Employee Benefits, found that this figure was up from just 25% last year, showing that more businesses are understanding the importance of preparing for auto enrolment.

45% of respondents had already started preparing their processes for auto enrolment but did not consider themselves to be ready yet. 24% said they felt adequately prepared, compared to 13% of respondents in 2012.

Some more key points listed in the report were:

  • Just 3% of respondent have not yet identified the changes they need to make to comply with auto-enrolment.

  • 1% of respondents claim not to have considered the implications of auto-enrolment.

  • 46% of respondents said auto-enrolment is making the operation of their defined contribution (DC) pension scheme more complicated.

  • 33% of respondents have set up a new pension plan for their auto-enrolment population.

  • 21% of respondents have not yet considered the implications of auto-enrolment for pension investment.

  • 20% of respondents have not considered auto-enrolment’s impact on investment options for their default fund.

You can read more about the study on the Employee Benefits website.

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