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Auto-enrolment is not the end of the pensions story

Pepper, Sandy (2013) Auto-enrolment is not the end of the pensions story. British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Aug 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The government introduced legislation requiring employers to auto-enrol their workers in pension schemes, hoping that this ‘nudge’ will reduce the pensions gap – the difference between retirement savings and the minimum amount a pensioner will need to avoid poverty. Sandy Pepper summarises research suggesting otherwise. In the majority of cases, auto-enrolment contributions will not be high enough to provide the level of retirement income that most people require, because auto-enrolment assumes, and indeed in a sense encourages, apathy rather than engagement.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:36
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75989

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