The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has opened consultation on a proposal to publish a list of pension schemes that are available to any employer, regardless of the number or workers the employer has or their levels of pay.
According to research carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions 48% of small and 79% of micro employers currently have no pension scheme and will have to choose a new one as they prepare for automatic enrolment.
TPR state they are 'aware of 30-40 providers who offer a scheme for automatic enrolment. Of these, a much smaller number of schemes have indicated they will not reject employers on the basis of size or low value. Even fewer schemes have indicated they will accept all employers who approach them.'
To read more about this issue and the consultation visit the link below.
Internet link: http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/doc-library/helping-small-micro-employers-identify-pension-scheme-automatic-enrolment.aspx