RESEARCH

With fundamental changes to the pension’s landscape, including the introduction of Pension Freedoms and potential tax reform, obtaining a clear understanding of the impact of these changes upon providers and savers has never been more important.

We undertake a range of research projects designed to provide clarity on both emerging policy issues, and also the requirements of savers. Conducting annual surveys, ad hoc research and a  strategic research programme, we aim to be thought leaders in pensions research, and use our evidence base to effectively lobby government and help with policy development.

KEY TOPICS

Retirement Income Adequacy

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published new research analysing the incomes different UK generations can expect in retirement...

Annual Survey

Our annual survey shows trends in defined benefit, defined contribution, pension scheme investment and governance...

Cost Capital and Charges Research

We are undertaking research looking to identify what characteristics make a good quality Defined Contribution Pension Scheme...

Fee arrangements survey

To support our members, and their savers we are undertaking a survey to examine the nature and variety of fee arrangements in...

Impact of Pension Freedoms upon pension schemes

Pension Freedoms were introduced to allow consumers the opportunity to access their money in a variety of innovative...

Understanding Retirement Research Programme

To support our members, and their savers we are undertaking a survey to examine the nature and variety of fee arrangements in...

Workplace Pension Survey

The Workplace Pension Survey tracks the opinions and attitudes of people on pensions in the workplace...

Property in retirement research

The PLSA has commissioned DJS to conduct research with the general public looking at how they currently or intend to...

 

 

 

 

 

  • Key facts

Key facts from our most recent Workplace Pension Survey (May 2014)


59% of the UK population had some type of private pension savings.

Of those working, 53% of people are members of their workplace pension scheme

82% of people thought a private pension was an important way of saving for retirement