PWC to begin auto-enrolment communications to staff

EXCLUSIVE: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is to embark on its auto-enrolment communications strategy by issung a guide to its 15,000 employees.

The guide, which will be emailed to staff in the first two weeks of August, will detail the options available under auto-enrolment.

These include joining the firm’s existing group personal pension (GPP) plan, joining its new GPP, which has been set up to comply with the regulations and opting out of a scheme once they have been auto-enrolled.

The guide is being sent out prior to the firm’s annual flexible benefits enrolment period in September in preparation for its staging date of 1 April 2013.

The communications are targeted at the firm’s employees who are not in a pension scheme or those who belong to a scheme but are not putting in the minimum contribution.

Ruth Greenwood, human capital leader and leader for the auto-enrolment communications workstream at PWC, said: “Communication is really going to be critical to the smooth running of the auto-enrolment project.

“We want our pensions communications to be straightforward and clear; it has got to be jargon-free. Complexity is a turn-off.”

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