Small businesses face workplace pension deadline

An estimated 800,000 small businesses are set to reach their auto-enrolment staging date in 2017, which is more than twice as many as last year.

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows that since 2012, the number of people saving into a workplace pension has increased by 4.4 million.

By 2018 more than 10 million people are expected to be paying into a workplace pension, generating around £17 billion a year more in workplace pension saving by 2019/20.

Despite the majority of firms being aware of their staging dates and their requirements as employers, a recent survey by YouGov found that more than half of small and micro businesses felt auto-enrolment would be a burden and two-fifths said it was unfair.

Many businesses are still seeking advice on workplace pension schemes and many will continue to do so even after auto-enrolment is complete.

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