The latest figures from The Pensions Regulator show a rise in fixed penalty fines issued to employers for not complying with their auto-enrolment duties.

Between 1 April and 30 June 2016, 3,392 compliance notices (3,057 in the previous quarter), and 861 fixed penalty notices were issued with fines of £400 (806 in the previous quarter).

The Pensions Regulator also issued 38 escalating penalty notices between April and June.   These carry a daily fine of between £50 and £10,000 per day, depending on the size of employer.

Charles Counsell, The Pensions Regulator’s executive director, said: “While the vast majority of employers are complying with the law, some small employers are still risking fines by failing to understand how it affects them. We provide clear simple information on our website.”

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