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Research from Axa shows that 28 per cent of employees, or 5.1 million workers, have not or will not join a company pension scheme, even when an employer is prepared to contribute on their behalf. Only 2 per cent of non-members believe they will be able to rely on the state pension compared with 55 per cent of members who are confident of a comfortable retirement. Axa Corporate Benefit Solutions business development and marketing director Mark Rowlands believes British workers could be losing out on at least 3bn per year. Rowlands says: “We strongly encourage people to review their retirement planning. Joining an occupational pension scheme could be an excellent way for workers to boost their retirement income.” Eleven per cent of non-joiners say they cannot afford to join, 7 per cent say there is no point as they are too old and 7 per cent say they do not know how to join or have received no information on how to do so.