The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun auto-enrolment with just five staff members electing to opt out.
IFAonline's sister title PP can reveal that on the regulator's staging date on 1 October there were 336 workers already in a workplace pension scheme, amounting to more than 90% of workers.
The regulator's 21 eligible jobholders were automatically enrolled and five elected to opt out during the opt-out window. This left TPR with less than 2% of employees not in its pension scheme as of November.
TPR executive director for employer compliance Charles Counsell (pictured) said the increase in take-up was proof auto-enrolment can boost retirement saving.
He said: "It is great that such a significant proportion of my colleagues see the benefits of contributing to a workplace pension. To have achieved an even higher take up figure serves to prove that automatic enrolment can boost the number of people saving for retirement."
The regulator chose to bring its staging date forward to October and begin auto-enrolment ahead of schedule.
As a public sector organisation, TPR's employees are members of a civil service pension.
A Department for Work and Pensions survey earlier this year predicted almost three-quarters of all workers would stay auto-enrolled.
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