The following Pensions guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The Pensions Regulator issues quarterly compliance and enforcement bulletins on auto-enrolment in order to:
provide information about its cases and the powers it has used under the auto-enrolment regime, and
help employers, their advisers and the pensions industry as a whole understand the type of compliance and enforcement interventions that follows its educational and enabling communications and support
The first quarterly bulletin was published in July 2014 and covered the period from 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014.
The Pensions Regulator has already amply demonstrated its willingness to exercise its enforcement powers in relation to auto-enrolment. The latest quarterly bulletins confirm that there continues to be significant enforcement activity by the Pensions Regulator now that small and micro employers have reached their staging dates (although compliance rates remain very high and the Pensions Regulator has only had to use its powers on a small proportion of non-compliant employers overall).
One of the main themes running through the bulletins is the continued failure by employers to start preparing early enough for auto-enrolment. This was supported, for example, by figures from NOW: Pensions that revealed that out of the 4,279 companies that signed up with it in 2014, nearly one in five (17%) completed their application either very close to their staging date or after the deadline had passed.
In order to assist timely planning and
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