Pensions Regulator begins spot checking Manchester employers

07 June 2017

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has carried out spot checks in Greater Manchester to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment (AE) duties.

Inspection teams visited dozens of businesses in and around the city to check that qualifying staff are being given the workplace pensions they are entitled to.

The move is part of a nationwide enforcement campaign which began in London to ensure employers are meeting their automatic enrolment duties correctly.

Last week Greater Manchester became the second area to be the focus of the short-notice inspections. Visits will begin in other towns and cities across the UK in the following weeks.

The checks will also help TPR understand whether employers are facing any unnecessary challenges that they can help them with, for example by improving guidance.

TPR will also highlight employers who have not taken the required steps to become or remain compliant, paving the way for enforcement action.

Read the full press release from TPR.