From previous blogs, I have made it clear that Auto-Enrolment was in urgent need of a firm hand. With the abject failure to strongly police Stakeholder, I have watched the regulatory position with interest.
The recent high profile case of Swindon Town FC (the Robins) has brought this sharply into focus. Whilst not every case merits (or gets) this level of attention, there have been 6,746 separate cases of regulator intervention in auto-enrolment cases to 31st December 2015. These range from over 1,000 fixed penalty notices being served (at £400 each), to 21 inspections of premises taking place (the tanks very much on the lawn). With 100,000 employers enrolling each month, these numbers are going to increase significantly as we work through the micro-employer enrolment process. Read more »