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Big business &#39apathetic over stakeholder&#39

Big business in the UK remains apathetic and misinformed about stakeholder, according to research by consulting actuaries Punter Southall.

The pensions experts surveyed pensions managers in the UK&#39s largest 250 companies earlier this year and revealed just 10 and 23 per cent of employers respectively believed they would be offering a stakeholder schemes to their contractors and temporary staff.

In fact, both sets of employees may be entitled to membership even though they are excluded from many existing occupational schemes.

The survey also showed 62 per cent of employers do not propose to set up a stakeholder scheme ahead of the official launch on April 6.

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