The Pensions Regulator

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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NOW: Pensions removed from the master trust assurance list at its own request

NOW: Pensions has today been removed from The Pensions Regulator’s master trust assurance list. There is no suggestion that the assets of members are at risk as a result of the scheme coming off the list, or that employers whose workplace pensions are in place with NOW: Pensions are not complying with their automatic enrolment duties. The Pensions Regulator (TPR)

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Employers confident of AE success

Automatic enrolment is business as usual for employers who say they are confident they are meeting their workplace pensions duties successfully, new research shows. For the first time, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published research into how UK employers are meeting their duties following the completion of their declaration of compliance (PDF, 1385kb, 58 pages). Around 96% of employers asked said

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Employers warned not to fall for exemption certificate scam

Employers are being warned not to fall for a scam involving the sale of fake certificates that suggest they do not have workplace pension duties. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is investigating at least one company offering what it describes as ‘Certificates of Auto Enrolment Exemption’ to employers. A number of employers have been persuaded to pay for the documents, with

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