In the coming weeks, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be targeting their new wave of compliance checks at employers across the UK who are suspected to be non-compliant with their automatic enrolment duties.
Employers are being warned that if they are breaking the law, they may be inspected which could lead to financial penalty or court action.
TPR’s Director of Automatic Enrolment, Darren Ryder, said:
"We know that most employers are doing the right thing for their staff, however, there are a small minority who persistently ignore their responsibilities. They can expect a knock at the door from us and enforcement action."
The inspections started this week in Edinburgh and will continue over the summer across the UK, as part of an ongoing nationwide enforcement campaign to ensure that employers are meeting their workplace pension responsibilities correctly. It’s important that to help employers know exactly what they need to do to meet their ongoing duties, and that their records are kept up to date.
TPR has information and guidance on employers’ ongoing duties to help them, which can be accessed here.