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Penalty notices

Section 89 of the Pensions Act 2004 gives us the power to publish information on cases where we have exercised or considered exercising our powers.

Our ability to publish information – including details of our enforcement cases – plays an important part in enabling our commitment to transparency, and increases awareness and understanding of our decisions and actions.

The following tables name employers who have received an Escalating Penalty Notice (EPN) for breaches relating to automatic enrolment under the Pensions Act 2008. We will publish the names of those who have paid their EPN and remain non-compliant, as well as those who have failed to pay their EPN and as a result have been made subject to a court order.

We also publish information about failures to complete a scheme return or prepare a chair’s statement. Trustees have a legal obligation to give us information about their pension scheme by completing a scheme return when required, and can be fined under section 10 of the Pensions Act 1995. The Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) Regulations 2015 also require us to issue a mandatory penalty where there has been a failure to prepare a chair’s statement. The list includes the name of the scheme, type of breach, and the fine amount, and names any professional trustee related to that scheme.

We will publish this information on a quarterly basis. Penalties are listed when they become payable but may relate to an historical breach.

Employer non-compliant, subject to further action (EPN paid)

1 October to 31 December 2018

Employer name City / town Amount paid 
Arrowebrook Coaches Wirral £14,000
Aviation Communication UK Ltd Brentwood £700
B and T Hicks Transport Ltd Newport £100
Labelium UK Ltd Farnham £1,400
Makka Mosque Bolton £1,000
Al Piccolino Shrewsbury £5,000
OHS Ltd Leeds £1,400
TB Steam Rotary Services Ltd Skipton £1,400
Warner Trading Ltd Bournemouth £1,400

Unpaid EPNs subject to a Court Order

1 October to 31 December 2018

Employer name City / town Amount paid
Podium Capital (UK) Ltd Oxford £1,800
Paradise Lodge Care Home Ltd Chelmsford £14,800

Chair's statement fines – failing to produce

Please note that penalties are listed when they become payable but may relate to an historical breach.

1 October to 31 December 2018

Scheme Professional trustee / pension professional Amount
AJC 2 Pension Scheme   £508.80
The FirstGroup Pension Scheme   £508.80
The FirstGroup Pension Scheme   £2,000.00
Rees and Hayden Retirement Savings Scheme   £501.40
William H Painter Ltd Staff Pension Scheme   £500.80
Hilditch And Key Ltd Retirement Benefits Scheme No 1   £500.30
Hilditch And Key Ltd Retirement Benefits Scheme No 1   £500.60
CR Smith Retirement Benefits Scheme   £502.30
The CR Smith (1989) Retirement Benefits Scheme   £510.50
The Computacenter Ltd Pension Investment Plan 7684   £500.50
The Computacenter Ltd Pension Investment Plan 7684   £500.80
The Computacenter Ltd Pension Investment Plan 7684   £500.80
Connaught Shipping Agency Ltd Staff Money Purchase Pension 72869   £500.40
Connaught Shipping Agency Ltd Staff Money Purchase Pension 72869   £500.80
Connaught Shipping Agency Ltd Staff Money Purchase Pension 72869   £500.80
Marshall Holdings (1990) Retirement Benefits Scheme M51c   £501.10
Marshall Holdings (1990) Retirement Benefits Scheme M51c   £502.20
Marshall Holdings (1990) Retirement Benefits Scheme M51c   £502.20

Chair's statement fines – not compliant

Please note that penalties are listed when they become payable but may relate to an historical breach.

1 October to 31 December 2018

Scheme name Professional trustee / pension professional Amount
GA Wheatcroft and Partners Retirement Benefits Scheme Policy Nos:
e78939 EP140261 EP140271 E79415 E95173 E95284
  £500.30

Scheme return fine – failing to submit to us on time

1 October to 31 December 2018

No scheme return fines were issued during this period.