The Pensions Regulator has published a regional press release on AE spot checks that are taking place in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham

TPR has so far carried out spot checks in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and London. Visits will continue over the coming weeks in other towns and cities across the UK and ICB will publish updates as we receive them.

Automatic enrolment is an ongoing process – it does not end with your declaration of compliance

The Pensions Regulator carries out spot checks around the country to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment (AE) duties.

Nearly one million employers across the UK have met their AE duties, with more than nine million workers given workplace pensions as a result. Data to the end of December 2017 reveals 1,750 employers in Derby, 3,220 employers in Nottingham and 2,820 employers in Leicester have met their AE duties.  As a result 125,000 staff in those areas have been put into a workplace pension.

Darren Ryder, TPR’s Director of Automatic Enrolment, said “The vast majority of employers are compliant with the law, but these visits help us identify why some may be struggling so we can take action where we need to. Automatic enrolment is not an option, it’s the law. Where we find employers are not complying, we will use our powers to ensure they comply so that staff receive the pensions they are entitled to."

Make sure your clients know what they need to do to meet their ongoing duties and that their records are up to date.

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