Sackers comment on automatic enrolment in the Times


Claire Carey was quoted in the Times, on 31 May 2017 – read the full article here.

“Resolving the UK’s retirement conundrum”

Claire Carey, a partner at pensions law firm Sackers, argues is a sensible idea if it aligns the system with the tax year. However, though auto-enrolment has seen more than 7.8 million workers enrolled since 2012, there are many for whom it simply does not apply. “There are many different categories of worker who don’t fit into the auto-enrolment regime,” says Ms Carey. “This includes the self employed, who could retire without much more than the state benefits.”

Ferdinand Lovett was also quoted in the Times, on 31 May 2017 – read the full article here.

“More people are saving, but too little”

Ferdinand Lovett, senior associate at law firm Sackers points to changing working patterns. The whole auto-enrolment process hangs on who is a “worker”. He says: “Employment status is becoming much more ambiguous. The recent Uber and CitySprint tribunal cases have shown this, and this needs immediate attention.”

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