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Number of employers encouraging staff to opt out of workplace pensions


FOI reference - FOI-4823
Date - 25 June 2020


I would like to request data on the number of reports TPR received alleging an employer had been encouraging an employee(s) to opt out of their pension scheme for the following time periods, under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019; 1 January 2020 – 28 May 2020.

I request this information in an email response, in a table where convenient, but otherwise at TPR's discretion.


I can confirm that we hold information falling within scope of your request.

Information we are able to supply

Please note that we do not have a search option in our system with the specific ‘alleged encouragement to opt out’ criteria. However, the information we are able to supply pertains to inducement figures. The information extracted, showing on the table below, is based on reference in cases where inducement was alleged.

Table: Inducement Figures

Period Number of Cases
1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019 20
1 January 2020 – 28 May 2020 8