Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Other
In 2012, membership of workplace pension schemes dropped to 46%, its lowest level since 1997.
83% of public sector employees and 32% of private sector employees had a workplace pension scheme in 2012.
The Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) provides information for UK employees on the type of pension arrangements within the company. From 2005 information on employee and employer pension contribution rates is also available. ASHE is based on a one per cent sample of employee jobs taken from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) PAYE records. Information on pensions is obtained from employers and treated confidentially. ASHE does not cover the self-employed nor does it cover employees not paid during the reference period.
The ASHE pension tables contain breakdowns by age, by industry including public/private sector breakdown, by occupation and by size of company. The tables cover UK employees by gender but additional information for full-time and part-time employees is available on request.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.