Morning, Tuesday, 20th March 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will focus on the future for automatic enrolment (AE) in workplace pensions.
It is timed to consider priorities for the expansion of AE following Government’s review in this area - which is due for publication later this year, and will assess the current performance of such schemes, and options for widening coverage and increasing engagement. Delegates will discuss the challenges for including as many savers as possible in these schemes, looking in particular at self-employed workers, and those with multiple sources of income below the threshold.
With research indicating that savers paying into defined contribution schemes are under-saving by an average of £1400 a year, additional discussion will assess the challenges for closing this retirement-savings gap. Those attending will examine how regulators, employers and consumer groups can strengthen peoples’ awareness and engagement with their savings, as well as the options for increasing the minimum contribution rates, and the potential implications of a rate rise for savers and employers.
This seminar will bring together policymakers and regulators with a range of representatives from across the industry - including pension providers, payroll administrators, accountants, financial advisors and consultants - alongside employers, unions, academics and reporting press.