Auto-enrolment to start at 18

The starting age for Automatic-enrolment into workplace pensions will be lowered from 22 to 18, under new government plans.

Auto-enrolment was introduced in 2012 and has seen participation in workplace pensions rise from 55% to 78% of all eligible employees in 2016 - an increase of around 6 million people.

Extending the scheme to include younger people will add an estimated 900,000 workers saving into workplace pensions, adding £770 million to annual savings.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of Payroll or Auto Enrolment in more detail please contact our Payroll team on 01460 68700 or email