Ensure your clients are not caught out by spot checks.
Spot checks started last month and will be carried out across the country including Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
This is part of the latest in compliance drives from the Pensions Regulator. It follows a series of spot checks carried out over the past 12 months, in London then the North East, Northern Ireland, South Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham.
This latest round of spot checks targets employers who are still non-compliant despite penalty action and those suspected of providing false or misleading information to The Pensions Regulator about how they are meeting their automatic enrolment duties.
As previously highlighted a healthcare company and its managing director have pleaded guilty to misleading The Pensions Regulator about providing its staff with a workplace pension.
Birmingham-based Crest Healthcare and managing director Sheila Aluko admitted recklessly providing false or misleading information to TPR. They also admitted wilfully failing to comply with their automatic enrolment duties and were fined £20,000.