How some of the providers measure up
Things you might want from your pension scheme
|The People's Pension||Smart Pension||NEST||NOW: Pensions|
|Length of time providing pensions in the UK?||Over 37 years||Over 5 years||Over 9 years||Over 8 years|
|i Defaqto rating|
|Employers signed up||Over 92,000||Over 120,000||Over 800,000||Over 30,000|
|Number of members enrolled||Over 5m||Over 1m||Over 9m||Over 1.5m|
|i Funds under management||Over £9bn||Over £600m||Over £10bn||Over £1.4bn|
|i Tax relief at source?||Relief at source is the default option.
Net pay arrangement also available
|Net pay arrangement only||Relief at source only||Net pay arrangement only i|
Help with submitting the declaration of compliance to
The Pensions Regulator?
Help with automatic
|Guide, checklist, report to identify who to re-enrol, email reminders and online information||Online information||Online information||Guide|
|At retirement guidance?||Online & partnered with LV=||Online||Online||Online|
|i Assessment tool?|
|How many fund options are available?||8 i||14 i||6 i||2 i|
|Uncrystallised Funds Pension Lump Sum option available? i|
|Flexi Access Drawdown available? i|
|Salary sacrifice available? i|
|Employee management charge? i||0.50%||0.75%||0.30%||0.30%|
|Employee rebate on management charge?||Between 0.1% for savings over £6,000 and 0.3% for savings over £50,000 i|
|Other employee charges?||£2.50 annual charge (equivalent to around £0.21 per month)||In certain circumstances employees could be charged a monthly flat fee||1.8% of every contribution||£1.50 per month depending on earnings (equivalent to around £18 per year)|
|Employer charges?||One-off set-up charge of £500 plus VAT, but reduced to £300 plus VAT if signing up through an adviser, accountant, bookkeeper or other payroll professional i||Ongoing monthly charge between £12.50 and £36 + VAT (based on number of employees and use of payroll bureau)|
*Figure correct as of 25 June 2020.
Information taken from Defaqto and company websites and awarding bodies.
Comparisons based on information sourced in May 2020.
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