At Standard Life, we care about people’s futures. That’s why we’re committed to offering a broad range of forward-thinking solutions, helping people enjoy a life full of possibilities.

The auto-enrolment success story

A decade of auto-enrolment has revolutionised pension savings for millions of people.

  • 88% of employees now saving into a workplace pension (55% in 2012)
  • 86% of those aged 22 to 29 now save into their pension (24% in 2012)
  • 57% of adults below the State Pension age actively contributed to a private pension in 2020 (43% in the years 2010–12)

Today’s challenges

We believe in a future full of possibilities for everyone. However, there are certain key areas where auto-enrolment could further improve.

  • Lower participation for the self-employed
  • The gender pensions gap in relation to part-time workers
  • Improving engagement for a society that is generally living longer

How might we overcome these challenges and ensure that all our members can make the most of later life?

Hear from Gail Izat, our Workplace Managing Director, about how we aim to address these challenges:

Our solutions


Through our thought leadership programmes we play a key role in the conversations taking place at regulatory and government level to help shape the future of pension savings.


Ease of access to comprehensive real time actionable management information and analytics. Combined with transparent governance, including independent boards, it gives you everything you need to have the confidence the scheme is operating at the highest levels of professionalism.


By providing the right information at the right time, we help to build members knowledge which can empower them to make good decisions to help aim for a secure financial future.

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