Auto-enrolment: A once radical idea at a dead end?

The pandemic has dented all progress on auto-enrolment, fears Stephanie Hawthorne

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Auto-enrolment: A once radical idea at a dead end?

October 2022 sees the tenth anniversary of auto-enrolment (AE). Despite its phenomenal success, with more than ten million people enrolled in a pension for the first time and low-opt out rates, the project is now stuck in a rut.

Indeed, the modest proposals in the 2017 AE Maintaining the Momentum review have yet to be implemented five years on.  Lane Clark & Peacock partner Sir Steve Webb, a former pensions minister, wa...

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