What happens if I don’t comply?

The Pensions Regulator states:

We recognise that most employers will want to do the right thing for their staff. Our overall approach is to educate and enable you to comply with the legislation. This puts you in a position to make the right choices and decisions. However, the responsibility for complying will rest with you, the employer.

We will promote good compliance behaviour among employers by ensuring that the legislation is being applied fairly.

In cases where you haven’t understood your duties or have been unable to comply, we’ll work with you to get you compliant.

But if you have chosen to ignore your duties, we will use our powers where necessary to ensure compliance.

Those who do not comply will face enforcement action in line with our risk-based approach.

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