Understanding pension saving among the selfemployed

torsdag, 09 mars 2023

Private pension saving among the self-employed population in the UK has been falling dramatically over the last few decades, and this has led to a heightened policy focus on how to boost pension saving among this group.

In this report we analyse patterns of private pension saving among the self-employed using administrative tax data. We focus on a specific group of the self-employed – those who are working-age (age 22–64), long-term self-employed (selfemployed for at least five consecutive years) and have no income from a job as an employee.