Updates to The Pension Regulator’s Automatic Enrolment guidance for employers
11 December 2020
As a result of feedback from recent working group meetings held by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and 121 meetings , the regulator is aware of the fact that nominated contacts provided to TPR by employers may have altered due to staff being placed on furlough or business changes prompted by the outbreak of coronavirus.
As a result of this, the COVID guidance for employers has been updated to incorporate the message conveying the importance of notifying TPR of any changes to contact details.
In scenarios where the correct person does not receive TPR’s communications, businesses are leaving themselves open to the risk of being non-compliant with their Auto-Enrolment duties and, similarly, of missing crucial deadlines.
Advisers also need to ensure that their clients are aware of the importance of keeping TPR up to date with any amendments to nominated contacts for Auto-Enrolment duties for the same reasons.
TPR can be notified of any changes to nominated contacts here.
There is also information on how to nominate a contact available online.
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