FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has welcomed today’s news that over one million UK employers have enrolled staff into a workplace pension.

New figures released by The Pensions Regulator show that over 600,000 employers have enrolled their staff into a workplace pension this year.

Ian Cass, Managing Director of the Forum, said: “We welcome today’s figures and strongly encourage the remaining 150,000 employers to follow their peers. This year’s June deadline to enrol is approaching, and we recommend that employers don’t leave this too late.

“Those who need extra support can download our free Pensions Auto-Enrolment Guide”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

To view and download the Pensions Auto-Enrolment Guide visit https://issuu.com/forumofprivatebusiness/docs/autoenrolment_guide

To find out more about this data release please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/one-million-employers-enrol-staff-into-a-workplace-pension

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About Forum of Private Business

The Forum of Private Business is a not-for-profit comprehensive business support organisation founded in 1977. Our membership is spread throughout the UK and primarily made up of companies that employ between 1-50 employees, helping them to manage employees, saving time, giving advice, support and protection where a business needs it.

We are a recognised leading authority on business issues and represent the interests of business owners on many consultative bodies. We have built a solid reputation, being influential in many areas of policy-making, in changing laws that affect small businesses, and we continue to campaign for the fair treatment of businesses within the UK.

Everything we do is about making sure our members’ businesses operate profitably. This means that every penny we make goes back in to supporting our members, providing the support and resources that will enable businesses to flourish and grow.