Pensions research 2014: Key findings

The survey, which was carried out in September 2014 among readers of Employee Benefits and users of, received 216 responses.

Number of UK based employees in respondents organisations
Organisation type

Key findings

  • 78% of respondents now offer a group personal pensins plan as their primary pension scheme 
  • 24% offer a master trust 
  • 32% of respondents contribute 6-10% of salary for the majority of staff 
  • 43% of respondents say 90% or more of their workforce are active pension scheme members 
  • 48% of respondents expect employers to want and need guidance around their pension decisions at retirement and through their careers
  • 39% believe the new pension reforms will mean that staff will be better prepared for retirement 
  • 15% of respondents have refined their pension communication strategy to incorporate at-retirement guidance ahead of the reforms 
  • 49% believe that supporting staff at retirement is a key part of their employee value propositon 
  • 55% of respondents do not offer their staff support at retirement