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Experiences of workers who have opted out: DWP publish our latest research findings

PublicationsThe DWP has published the findings of our qualitative research among workers who have opted out. As part of our research with the first employers to implement automatic enrolment, we spoke to 50 employees who explained their reasons for leaving workplace schemes following automatic enrolment, their experience of this process and their general attitudes to saving for retirement. Read the report in full here.

Automatic enrolment: Qualitative research with workers who have opted out (published March 2014)

PublicationsAndrew Wood, Kate Downer, Christoph Körbitz and Louise Amantani

This is the first study to explore comprehensively the experiences of workers who were automatically enrolled into a workplace pension and chose subsequently to opt out. We spoke to 50 workers at the first organisations to implement automatic enrolment, and they explained their reasons for opting out, their experience going through the opt-out process and their overall attitude toward retirement provision. The findings of this study will feed into discussions around the success of automatic enrolment in increasing the number of individuals saving for retirement.

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Automatic enrolment: Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Kate Downer I’ve just re-read the chapter of Nudge called ‘Save more tomorrow,’ in which the authors consider ‘how private and public institutions might nudge people in directions that will make them a bit wealthier and more secure.’ Now, I reckon most of us are up for more wealth and more security. And as luck would have it, our latest report for DWP which looks at peoples’ experiences of automatic enrolment Continue reading

Kate’s Walk to Work Week diary – Friday: This ain’t rock’n’roll … This is genocide

In an amazingly short space of time, the walking thing has just became normal. And especially after the sunny gorgeousness that was yesterday, I found myself looking forward to today’s walk, and sorry that it was all going to be over at the end. But as regular readers will know, today was the Jazz Apocalypse. Continue reading

Kate’s Walk to Work Week diary – Thursday: Waiting for the Beat to Kick in (But it Never Does)

So today I walked to work with Maria Callas (recommended by Chrissie – thank you, Chrissie!). Maria and I got along pretty well, especially the part where she sang bits of Tosca to me as I walked along the edge of Wandsworth Common. Continue reading

Conference speaking do’s and don’t’s: a plea from the floor

Conference speakers! Loads of you have talked to me in the last 12 months. And I have (mostly) listened. I’ve been intrigued and inspired by what some of you, elsewhere in research-land, are doing. I’ve enjoyed talking further with many of you afterwards in the queue for coffee. Continue reading

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