Pensions Watchdog Boosts Enforcement To Pre-COVID Levels

By Martin Croucher (September 9, 2021, 2:24 PM BST) -- The Pensions Regulator said on Thursday that it has pushed the use of its enforcement powers back up to levels last seen before the start of the coronavirus pandemic as the watchdog revealed it has issued more than 77,000 notices to companies for regulatory breaches in the first six months of the year.

The pensions watchdog said the number of notices, which are issued to businesses as warnings for failing to automatically enroll employees to staff pension schemes or to help maintain pension contributions, increased from 41,400 for the period between July and December 2020.

The 77,032 figure in the period...

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