A survey published this month found that two-thirds of UK employees are now saving into a workplace pension following the introduction of auto-enrolment pensions. However, with the swelling pool of employee members, employers are finding that their associated costs are rising. Seven out of ten employers reported that the rise in pension take up has put them under financial strain, prompting them to consider how to mitigate future costs and identifying ways of doing this including reporting lower profits (21% of employers), paying only the minimum contributions required, reducing or freezing wage growth (10% of employers) or reducing other elements of pay (10% of employers).