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Summary: Chapter 7: Private Pension Scheme Membership, (2012 Edition)

Released: 17 July 2012 Download PDF

Employee membership of a private sector employer-sponsored pension scheme: by pension type, 1997 to 2011 (United Kingdom)

Employee membership of a private sector employer-sponsored pension scheme

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Overall, employee membership of employer-sponsored pensions in the private sector fell from 46 per cent in 1997 to 32 per cent in 2011. The figure shows changes in the type of pension to which private sector employees belonged over this period.

Employee membership of private sector defined benefit occupational pension schemes fell from 34 per cent in 1997 to 9 per cent in 2011. Membership of defined contribution occupational schemes fell slightly, from 11 per cent to 9 per cent over the same period; but in 2011, 14 per cent of private sector employees belonged to an employer-sponsored personal (or stakeholder) pension scheme, compared with only 1 per cent in 1997.

Source: Office for National Statistics

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