FOI reference - FOI 2016-01-11
Date - 11/01/2016
Can you forward to me the number of Scottish companies still to reach their staging dates 2016-17?
We wrote to you asking for clarification your request on 21 January 2016. In response you confirmed you are referring to companies which are based in Scotland whose staging dates will occur during 2016-17. We have taken your request to be for the financial year 2016-2017.
Duty to confirm or deny whether TPR holds the information requested
I can confirm that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) holds the information you have requested.
Information we are able to supply
The number of employers whose primary address postcode indicates that they are based in Scotland, and who are due to reach their staging date between April 16 and March 17 inclusive is 39,500 (rounding down to the nearest 500). These figures are current as of January 2016. This number is of employers in its broadest sense and not solely of 'companies'. This means this number includes those people who may employ someone in the home such as a carer or personal assistant.
These volumes may fluctuate due to employers ceasing to trade or bringing their staging date forward from later stages. This number may also include a small proportion of employers to which the duties may not apply, such as employers that only employ one director.