The Pensions Regulator carries out spot checks around the country to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment (AE) duties.
These spots checks form part of an ongoing nationwide enforcement campaign to ensure that employers are meeting their automatic duties correctly.
In the last month inspection teams have visited more than a dozen businesses in towns and cities across the north east of England – including Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, North Shields, South Shields, Bishop Auckland and Stockton-on-Tees – to check that qualifying staff are being given the workplace pensions they are entitled to.
It is part of a nationwide enforcement campaign which began in London last year, ensuring employers are meeting their automatic enrolment duties correctly.
Short-notice inspections have already begun in Northern Ireland, South Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Sheffield and Birmingham, among others.