Auto-enrolment Fails Women

3.6 million people have slipped through the net and have not been auto-enrolled in their workplace pension schemes, three quarters of whom are women

Emma Wall 13 February, 2014 | 4:45PM

Millions of workers have slipped through the pensions net and failed to be auto-enrolled into the new workplace pension scheme.

Figures from The Pensions Regulator have revealed that 2.9 million workers have been successfully auto-enrolled since the system was launched, helping ensure these Britons will have a comfortable retirement.

But worryingly the report also reveals a much greater number – 3.6 million – have not been auto-enrolled and therefore will have to rely on the state pension and private savings to provide them with a retirement income. Of the 3.6 million it is estimated that three quarters are women.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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