As the temperatures soar, it may not be the only thing on the increase. The cost of your summer duvet could also be on the up, as it comes to light that The Pensions Regulator has taken its first enforcement action against Dunelm for non-compliance. This should serve as a timely reminder to all employers of the need to take automatic enrolment seriously, as the authorities will only accept full and proper compliance.
There are 2 key dates involved, firstly your staging date - the date when the law is 'switched on' for your business and secondly, your registration date - the date by which you have to provide information to the regulator (5 months after your staging date). The regulator’s overall approach is to educate and enable employers to comply with the legislation but this latest development sends all UK employers the clear message that non-compliance is not an option and risks prosecution.