For those of you who employ staff, you’ll be aware of requirements surrounding workplace pensions. Changes could be afoot for pensions, with new proposals to give savers a legal right to require a new employer to pay pension contributions into their existing pension pot. A consultation has been launched by the Government. If later approved, a new system of ‘one pension pot for life’ would be born.
It would mean individuals can choose their pension provider rather than having one selected by their employer. One of the aims of the proposal is to tackle the issue of lost pension pots, estimated at 2.8 million by the Pensions Policy Institute. The reform aims to prevent the loss of pensions when changing jobs, providing a consolidated view of contributions.