Accountants have a role in encouraging auto-enrolment

Nov 08, 2018

A lively discussion on the private pension crisis in Ireland took place in Chartered Accountants House in Dublin last Tuesday evening (6 November 2018) where the audience heard about the important role accountants will play in helping making auto-enrolment a success in Ireland.  Speakers on the night were Gillian Ryan, Standard Life, Charlie Weston, the Irish Independent, Gary Briggs, Vintage Corporate and Cróna Clohisey, Chartered Accountants Ireland.  

The event was chaired by Dr Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy & Taxation at the Institute and there were lots of take-aways from a well debated Q&A session, including –

  • If implemented, auto-enrolment should not be administratively burdensome or complex for employers
  • Certainty is needed on Government plans for the State pension
  • There should be early education on the need for saving for retirement
  • To promote pension coverage, should the word “savings” be used?

These considerations and many others will feature in future Institute research and publications.  Thank you to all the members who supported this event, which featured in the Irish Independent