automatic enrolment

Petition to save pensions dashboard plan

An online petition to stop the government scrapping its planned pensions dashboard designed to help millions of people keep track of their pensions has attracted over 143,000 signatures in the month it has been open. Hosted on the 38 Degrees website, the petition is addressed to welfare secretary Esther McVey, and has been set up in response to an article

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Regulators warn public of pension scammer tactics as victims report losing an average of £91,000 in 2017

A new campaign to tackle pension scams has launched as the latest figures reveal that victims of pension scammers lost an average of £91,000 each in 2017. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) have joined forces to urge the public to be on their guard when receiving unexpected offers about their pension and to check who

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Recruitment firm bosses posed as staff to stop workers getting pensions

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency tried to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme. Workchain Ltd owners and directors Phil Tong and Adam Hinkley encouraged five senior staff at the company to get the temporary workers out of the scheme so the company could avoid making pension payments on

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Automatic enrolment key messages

For new employers and start up businesses If your clients have recently become an employer, it’s important they don’t forget to tell The Pensions Regulator who their nominated key point of contact is. Research by The Pensions Regulator indicates that employers who nominate a key point of contact are more likely to comply with their duties and less likely to

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Assets to be seized from employers that snub workplace pension fines

Employers that refuse to pay workplace pension fines could have their assets seized to pay their debts. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issues fines to employers that fail to meet their automatic enrolment duties and can secure court orders if the debts are not paid. TPR is to now appoint High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) to enforce court orders in England

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The Pensions Regulator: Important update about the Government Gateway

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is no longer using Government Gateway as the authentication process for the Declaration of Compliance portal. Instead, employers and advisers will log in to the portal via TPR’s own system. To ensure that the changes are user friendly, a series of testing and research has been conducted over the past year. The key changes to note

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Recruitment firm to face court for illegally opting staff out of pensions

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute a national recruitment firm, its directors and some of its senior staff on the suspicion that they illegally opted employees out of their pension scheme. Workchain Ltd (formerly known as Smart Recruitment UK Ltd) is accused of logging into its workplace pension scheme’s online system using employees’ personal details, to terminate their membership

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Healthcare company admits providing false information to TPR about staff workplace pensions

A healthcare company and its managing director have pleaded guilty to misleading The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about providing their staff with a workplace pension. Birmingham-based Crest Healthcare and managing director Sheila Aluko admitted recklessly providing false or misleading information to TPR. They also admitted wilfully failing to comply with their automatic enrolment duties. On 22 March 2016, Sheila Aluko submitted

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The Pensions Regulator update: Changes to Government Gateway

Towards the end of March The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will no longer be using Government Gateway as the authentication process for the Declaration of Compliance portal. Instead, employers and advisers will log in to the portal via TPR’s own system. To ensure that the changes are user friendly, a series of testing and research has been conducted over the past

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