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Bus company and boss left with bill of more than £60k for deliberately failing to give their staff workplace pensions

A bus company and its managing director will have to pay more than £60,000 after they admitted trying to deliberately avoid giving their staff workplace pensions. In November, Stotts Tours (Oldham) and Alan Stott pleaded guilty to a total of 16 offences of wilfully failing to comply with the law on workplace pensions – the first such prosecution by The

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TPR fines trustee of NOW: Pensions and sets deadline by which problems must be fixed

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has given the trustee and trust manager of NOW: Pensions a deadline to fix long-running issues with the pension scheme. TPR has required the master trust to act to resolve persistent administrative failings, over a number of years, which have led to some scheme members’ savings not being collected from employers and invested. TPR has fined

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Auto Enrolment triggers remain unchanged

The automatic enrolment (AE) earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for 2018/19 remain unchanged, following a government review. The existing earnings trigger of £10,000 was found to be at the correct level and will not change for 2018/19. In addition, the link with the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Lower Earnings Limit will be maintained at its 2018/19 value of £6,032 as the

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TPR to prosecute healthcare company for trying to avoid giving its staff workplace pensions

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute a healthcare company and its managing director for trying to avoid providing their staff with a workplace pension. Birmingham-based Crest Healthcare and managing director Sheila Aluko are accused of wilfully failing to comply with their automatic enrolment duties under section 45 of the Pensions Act 2008. Both defendants are also accused of falsely

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Survey shows business advisers continue to be crucial to the success of automatic enrolment

A survey of business advisers has shown the vast majority will continue to help their clients with their ongoing automatic enrolment duties. The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) intermediary awareness and understanding tracker (PDF, 858kb, 31 pages) also shows most advisers expect to be helping new businesses that are taking on staff for the first time with their automatic enrolment duties. However the research

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‘We will take action against employers failing to pay into pensions’ – warns The Pensions Regulator

More employers have been ordered to pay missing pension contributions, according to new data released by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) today. TPR has published its latest compliance and enforcement quarterly bulletin (PDF, 67kb, 14 pages) and has updated its quarterly lists which name both pension schemes and employers which TPR has taken action against. The bulletin highlights that TPR used its powers to issue

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Use your eyes and ears to avoid pension scams, The Pensions Regulator warns

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched new online messaging urging consumers to keep their eyes and ears open for pension scams. One of the new pieces of animation being circulated by TPR via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube reminds viewers to watch out for scam sites that dress themselves up with anti-scam messaging to pose as legitimate businesses. The second focuses on the need to hang

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Instant pensions duties start for new businesses

Start-up businesses will from 1 October have a legal duty to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they employ them. The start of instant pension duties coincides with the fifth anniversary of automatic enrolment and shows that providing a workplace pension is now simply part of running a business. Since 2012, more than 8.5 million more

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Bus company and boss to be prosecuted for failing to give staff workplace pensions

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute a Greater Manchester bus firm and its managing director for deliberately not putting staff into a workplace pension. Stotts Tours (Oldham) Limited is accused of failing to comply with the law on automatic enrolment in respect of 36 members of staff. Managing director Alan Stott is accused of either consenting or conniving in

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