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FOI reference - FOI 2017-11-17
Date - 17/11/2017

Request

I have been pouring over the information on your website trying to understand the total levels of penalties that have been issued to employers in relation to automatic enrolment since it began.

I have drawn a blank on the questions I was looking to solve (it could be my bad looking – apologies if it is).

Could you please tell me:

  • What is the total monetary amount of penalties that have been issued by TPR (split between Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) and Escalating Penalty Notices (EPN))?
  • What is the total amount recouped (again can you split between FPN and EPN)?
  • What is the cost (split out between staffing and other) of issuing and collecting the penalties?
  • Could you confirm what any monies passed to the Treasury, in respect of these penalties, has been used for?

Response

I can confirm that we hold some of the information you have requested. However, we are unable to supply this for the reasons set out below.

Information we are not able to supply

With regard to your first two requests for information:

  • What is the total monetary amount of penalties that have been issued by TPR (split between Fixed Penalty Notices and Escalating Penalty Notices)?
  • What is the total amount recouped (again can you split between FPN and EPN)?

This information is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because the information is accessible to you, as it is already in the public domain. The requested information can be found within our compliance and enforcement bulletins, which we publish on our website at the end of each quarter, and within our annual report and accounts.

Our published compliance and enforcement bulletins can be found on the following page of our website. Our most recent Compliance and Enforcement bulletin covers the period between July and September 2017.

Our annual report and accounts can be viewed via the following page on our website.

Moving on to the other information you have requested:

  • What is the cost (split out between staffing and other) of issuing and collecting the penalties?

We do not hold this information, as we do not collate information in this way.

  • Could you confirm what any monies passed to the Treasury, in respect of these penalties, has been used for?

We do not hold this information. The Treasury may be able to assist you with this query.

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