Self-employed auto-enrolment on agenda: two possible solutions

November 23, 2016 | 5years | Retirement Planning News

The government's announcement that pension automatic enrolment could be extended to include self-employed workers has been greeted positively by industry experts, with plenty of solutions already being suggested.

An imminent review of the government's auto-enrolment scheme, which has succeeded in drawing a record number of people into pension schemes, should include finding a mechanism to bring the self-employed in, pensions minister Richard Harrington told the Financial Times (FT) on Friday.

Speaking to the FT, Harrington admitted the process will be 'complicated', but stressed that 'we have to look at [self-employed workers] being included in an envelope' such as auto-enrolment.

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