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Factors motivating pension savings in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015

This statistic displays the main reasons leading employees in the United Kingdom (UK) to start saving for their retirement, as of May 2015. Automatic enrollment by the employer was reported as the main reason for pension savings by approximately 40 percent of the sample.

Main reasons motivating retirement savings in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2015

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Release date

September 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2015

Number of respondents

5,191 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey fieldwork in 2015 took place between March 31st and April 8th, 2015.
Small business means 10 to 49 employees, medium 50 to 249, large - over 250 employees.

Exact formulation of the question: Which of the following are the main reasons why you started paying into a pension?

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