Employers' Pension Provision Survey 2013: Preliminary Findings

Publication date: 11 Apr 2014 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | NIESR Author(s): Forth, J; Stokes, L | External Author(s): Grant, C; Sullivan, S

This report presents the preliminary findings from the 2013 Employers' Pension Provision survey (EPP 2013).  EPP 2013 was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and undertaken by TNS-BMRB Social Research and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

The survey was conducted among a representative sample of 3,079 private sector employers in Great Britain and provided information about their provision, or non-provision, of pension schemes for their employees.

EPP 2013 was the tenth in a biennial series which began in the mid-1990s. The principal aim of each survey in the series has been to describe the extent and nature of pension provision among private sector employers. However, EPP 2013 was the first in the survey series to have taken place since the introduction of the workplace pension reforms. A substantial part of the 2013 survey therefore focused on the early impact of the reforms, as well as the intentions of employers who have yet to be directly affected.