TPR begins AE employer spot checks nationwide

The Pension Regulator (TPR) has announced that they will be visiting employers across the country over the coming months to ensure employers are meeting their duties correctly.pension 2

During the first 3 months of 2017 TPR issued a total of 4673 fixed penalty notices and 1043 escalating penalty notices.

Darren Ryder, TPR’s Acting Director of Automatic Enrolment, said:

“The vast majority of employers become compliant ahead of their deadline but visits help us to identify why some have not, so we can take action where we need to.

“Every employer has workplace pension duties and we are determined that every worker gets the pension they are entitled to.

“Automatic enrolment is not an option, it’s the law. Where we find employers are not complying with the law, we will use our powers to make them comply.”

More than 500,000 employers across the UK have met their automatic enrolment duties, with nearly eight million workers given workplace pensions as a result.