The Recruitment and Employment Confederation is calling for a six-month qualifying period for temporary workers before they are auto-enrolled into a pension scheme.
In its response to the Workplace Pension Reforms review, REC director of external relations Tom Hadley says: “Our central request is that there is a qualifying period of six months for a company pensions scheme.
“If workers are only completing temporary work for a few weeks, for example whilst they are looking for a new job, the bureaucracy involved in setting up a new pension scheme for the worker is not off-set by savings benefits.
“The REC is calling on the Government to seriously review how the new obligations to automatically enrol workers into a pension scheme will impact the temporary jobs market. “We all agree that it is important that we increase pension savings levels, but the way in which temporary workers save needs simplifying.”