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NEST Insight Unit

The past few years have seen unprecedented changes to the UK pensions landscape as policymakers and providers have worked to address plummeting savings levels and a widening gap between pensions ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. Automatic enrolment has brought millions of people into pension saving but there remain significant challenges:

  • How to engage people who start saving through a default mechanism
  • How to get people saving at an adequate level
  • How to help people make good choices when they retire
  • The impact of auto enrolment on the UK savings and employment landscape

We designed NEST to be an easy, transparent and empowering workplace pension scheme that suits the needs of the new generation of defined contribution (DC) pension savers. We’ve taken a strongly evidence-based approach, working in partnership with universities and other research specialists, and conducting consultations to inform our approach. To face the challenges ahead, we’ve set up a NEST Insight unit to understand and solve the challenges facing people whose supplementary retirement income depends on DC savings.

NEST Insight’s work builds on our well-established research programme and our access to a unique body of data. We work in partnership with academics, innovators and policy makers to design solutions that help people make good choices as they prepare for later life.

We will deliver a programme of research, publications and events, with a focus on practical solutions and on sharing best practice, both nationally and abroad. By opening NEST’s rich data set to researchers, we’re generating insights that will improve the retirement outcomes of millions of DC savers worldwide.

For more information about the NEST insight, please visit www.nestinsight.org.uk