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The People’s Pension has auto-enrolled over 500,000 workers since it opened for business in November 2011

Louise Cater, an employee at the Saracen’s Head Hotel in Highworth, Wiltshire, is the 500,000th person to be auto-enrolled through The People’s Pension. Louise’s employer, Arkell’s Brewery, which includes a chain of public houses, is a family-run business that has operated in the Swindon area since 1843.

Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive of B&CE, provider of The People’s Pension, said:

“We launched The People’s Pension in 2011 because we wanted to use our experience to help employers with automatic enrolment and provide a good quality pension scheme for their staff. Our clear and simple design, coupled with our focus on supporting employers and helping our members, is proving attractive to employers of all shapes and sizes.

“Although we have now auto-enrolled over 500,000 people, our job is not done, far from it. We will continue to focus on providing the best possible service to employers and their employees, and remain committed to serving any employer no matter how small. Our independent governance and not-for-profit status means that we can really put members at the heart of everything we do.

“We are delighted Arkell’s Brewery chose The People’s Pension as their automatic enrolment scheme and are committed to helping people like Louise save for their retirement.”

Barry Russell, Finance Director at Arkell’s Brewery, said:

“We chose The People’s Pension on recommendation from other Family Brewers. Long before Auto Enrolment was introduced, they were providing good quality pensions on a basis similar to that required by Auto Enrolment. As a not-for-profit organisation, they have the pensions of their members at heart and accordingly apply a low charging structure to their members’ funds. While a pension is probably one of the last things on Louise’s priority list, as a responsible employer it is definitely at the top of ours.” 

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