What happens if I fail to comply?
The employer duties are not optional. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be responsible for ensuring that you comply with your employer duties.
Although their approach will be to educate and encourage compliance, you'll face substantial fines or even imprisonment if you don't comply.
TPR will impose penalties if you don’t comply with your employer duties, as shown below.
Compliance/unpaid contributions notice
Fixed penalty notice - £400
Escalating penalty notice
TPR can impose three other types of penalties if you’re found to be guilty of:
Wilful failure to comply
Prohibited recruitment conduct
Appealing against a penalty
You have a right to appeal against any penalties imposed by TPR and must do so in writing.
Published April 2014