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Late complying with your duties?


If you're late complying or think you might be, you should tell us about it straight away. We expect you to put all staff back in the position they would've been in if you had complied on time.
Our overall approach is to educate and enable you to comply with the legislation.

If you haven’t understood your duties or have been unable to comply, we'll provide support to enable you to comply. However, if you've ignored your duties, we may use our powers to ensure compliance.

For example, if you didn’t put a member of staff into a pension scheme when you should’ve done, you'll need to:

You must pay any unpaid employer contributions and your staff member must pay theirs, unless you choose to pay it for them. 

You may be able to pay these in instalments but you’ll need to check with your scheme if this is an option. As part of any enforcement action we may require that you pay your staff member’s contributions as well as your own.