Bus company and boss left with bill of more than £60k for deliberately failing to give their staff workplace pensions

14 February 2018

Stotts Tours (Oldham) and Alan Stott (managing director) will have to pay more than £60,000 after they admitted trying to deliberately avoid giving their staff workplace pensions – the first such prosecution by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

District Judge Teresa Szagun said: “Initially Mr Stott’s attitude was to bury his head in the sand. This later left him in a position where he was out of his depth.”

Darren Ryder, TPR’s director of Automatic Enrolment, said:

“Compliance with automatic enrolment remains very high and so it’s extremely disappointing that a tiny minority of employers continue to flout the law by denying their staff the pensions they are entitled to. This case shows the cost to employers that are failing to comply with automatic enrolment can bring – a bill of tens of thousands of pounds, a criminal conviction and a damaged reputation.”

Automatic Enrolment applies to all employers. Make sure your clients know what they need to do to meet their duties, and by when. Failing to comply with the law could result in a fine.

TPR has all the information you need on their website.