automatic enrolment

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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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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