Pensions Regulator names and shames companies ignoring Auto Enrolment

The Pensions Regulator has released its first list of employers who have been taken to court for failing to pay fines for workplace pension non-compliance. This includes 13 companies who have been fined £220,000, highlighting the consequences of failing to meet Automatic Enrolment requirements.

There has also been a substantial increase in the number of compliance inspections being carried out at business premises. In the whole of 2016, 57 businesses were inspected; while in the first three months of 2017 alone 224 inspections were carried out.

More than 4,673 fixed penalty notices of £400 for automatic enrolment non-compliance were issued in the first three months of 2017, up from 2,919 the previous quarter – the largest total issued to date.

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