Pensions research: about the respondents; key findings

Our pensions survey, which was carried out in June 2009 among readers of Employee Benefits magazine and users of, received 598 responses.

Key findings

  • Just 10% of respondents feel the Pensions Act 2008 will solve the pensions crisis.
  • 74% of respondents feel responsible for employees’ financial wellbeing, but 50% say it is not their responsibility to operate compulsory minimum contribution levels.
  • 87% now offer a defined contribution (DC) scheme, 54% of these employers offer a group personal pension plan (GPP) making it the most popular DC scheme.
  • 73% of defined benefit schemes are now closed to new members.
  • 49% of employers offer staff the opportunity to make pension contributions through salary sacrifice.

Click on the links below for more sections:

Pensions research: Attitudes to pensions

Pensions research: Types of pension scheme offered

Pensions research: Pensions legislation

Pensions research: Investment strategies

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