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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October (HL10751), what assessment they have made of the obligations on (1) employers, and (2) pension schemes to report failures to pay correct contributions, regardless of whether the errors are large or small; and whether there is a definition of what contributes a material error. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11219 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government has put in place a robust, proportionate, compliance framework for automatic enrolment which ensures that the vast majority of employers are meeting their legal duties, including: declaring compliance, accurately paying contributions and passing contributions to their chosen pension scheme. This framework is backed by statutory powers which enable the Regulator to compel compliance with the law.</p><p>Employers, trustees, managers and providers must keep records including details of the pension contributions payable in each relevant pay reference period by an employer to the scheme, and the amount payable. This includes the contributions due on the employer’s behalf and deductions made from an individual’s earnings.</p><p>The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions, provide information to help members check their contributions and report material payment failures to TPR. The codes set out what is considered a material breach, specifically: paragraphs 173 and 174 of Code 3; paragraphs 46 and 47 of Code 5; paragraphs 48 and 49 of Code 6; and paragraphs 173 to 186 of Code 14.</p><p>In addition, TPR publishes regular assessments of its automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement activities as well as an annual commentary and analysis report, both of which are available on its website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11220 more like this
HL11221 more like this
HL11222 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.703Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1002199
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of auto-enrolment pension contributions which are incorrect. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11220 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government has put in place a robust, proportionate, compliance framework for automatic enrolment which ensures that the vast majority of employers are meeting their legal duties, including: declaring compliance, accurately paying contributions and passing contributions to their chosen pension scheme. This framework is backed by statutory powers which enable the Regulator to compel compliance with the law.</p><p>Employers, trustees, managers and providers must keep records including details of the pension contributions payable in each relevant pay reference period by an employer to the scheme, and the amount payable. This includes the contributions due on the employer’s behalf and deductions made from an individual’s earnings.</p><p>The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions, provide information to help members check their contributions and report material payment failures to TPR. The codes set out what is considered a material breach, specifically: paragraphs 173 and 174 of Code 3; paragraphs 46 and 47 of Code 5; paragraphs 48 and 49 of Code 6; and paragraphs 173 to 186 of Code 14.</p><p>In addition, TPR publishes regular assessments of its automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement activities as well as an annual commentary and analysis report, both of which are available on its website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11219 more like this
HL11221 more like this
HL11222 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.737Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1002200
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce reporting requirements to monitor accuracy of auto-enrolment pension contribution records on an annual basis; and if so, what those requirements will be. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government has put in place a robust, proportionate, compliance framework for automatic enrolment which ensures that the vast majority of employers are meeting their legal duties, including: declaring compliance, accurately paying contributions and passing contributions to their chosen pension scheme. This framework is backed by statutory powers which enable the Regulator to compel compliance with the law.</p><p>Employers, trustees, managers and providers must keep records including details of the pension contributions payable in each relevant pay reference period by an employer to the scheme, and the amount payable. This includes the contributions due on the employer’s behalf and deductions made from an individual’s earnings.</p><p>The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions, provide information to help members check their contributions and report material payment failures to TPR. The codes set out what is considered a material breach, specifically: paragraphs 173 and 174 of Code 3; paragraphs 46 and 47 of Code 5; paragraphs 48 and 49 of Code 6; and paragraphs 173 to 186 of Code 14.</p><p>In addition, TPR publishes regular assessments of its automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement activities as well as an annual commentary and analysis report, both of which are available on its website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11219 more like this
HL11220 more like this
HL11222 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.78Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1002201
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to put procedures in place to (1) monitor error rates in auto-enrolment contribution records, and (2) assess the proportion of schemes which have taken steps to correct those errors. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11222 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government has put in place a robust, proportionate, compliance framework for automatic enrolment which ensures that the vast majority of employers are meeting their legal duties, including: declaring compliance, accurately paying contributions and passing contributions to their chosen pension scheme. This framework is backed by statutory powers which enable the Regulator to compel compliance with the law.</p><p>Employers, trustees, managers and providers must keep records including details of the pension contributions payable in each relevant pay reference period by an employer to the scheme, and the amount payable. This includes the contributions due on the employer’s behalf and deductions made from an individual’s earnings.</p><p>The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions, provide information to help members check their contributions and report material payment failures to TPR. The codes set out what is considered a material breach, specifically: paragraphs 173 and 174 of Code 3; paragraphs 46 and 47 of Code 5; paragraphs 48 and 49 of Code 6; and paragraphs 173 to 186 of Code 14.</p><p>In addition, TPR publishes regular assessments of its automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement activities as well as an annual commentary and analysis report, both of which are available on its website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11219 more like this
HL11220 more like this
HL11221 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:59:44.8Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1022846
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to ask the Pensions Regulator to require regular reconciliation and reporting on accuracy of auto-enrolment pensions data. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL12123 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has been a great success, with over 9.9 million employees enrolled and more than 1.3 million employers having met their duties to date. Government has put in place a robust, proportionate compliance framework. This is administered by The Pensions Regulator, and includes detailed regulatory guidance about how to comply with the law. An employer is required to select a qualifying pension scheme; enrol qualifying staff into that scheme, and deduct any contributions payable under automatic enrolment.</p><p> </p><p>Qualifying pension schemes for automatic enrolment are subject to the same regulatory framework as all trust-based workplace pension schemes, also overseen by The Pensions Regulator. The Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions; provide information to help members check their contributions; and report material payment failures to the Regulator.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory regime is designed so that errors can be identified and material failures can be reported, the Regulator can then require restitution; and, where necessary, make use of its enforcement powers. The Government keeps all aspects of automatic enrolment under regular review but has no plans to make changes to the compliance framework at this time.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-18T16:48:51.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:48:51.2Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1029085
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star this property date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to require employers to report annually on actions they, or their agents, have taken to verify that contributions made on behalf of staff to auto-enrolment pension schemes are (1) correct, and (2) have been amended if they were found to be incorrect; and if not, what discussions they have had with the Pensions Regulator about introducing such a requirement. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL12433 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Baroness to my answer of 18 December. The regulatory regime is designed so that errors can be identified and material failures can be reported, the Pensions Regulator can then require restitution; and, where necessary, make use of its enforcement powers. The Government keeps all aspects of automatic enrolment under regular review but has no plans to make changes to the compliance framework at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T14:20:58.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T14:20:58.373Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1064174
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure the pensions industry routinely checks for auto-enrolment contribution data errors; and what reporting they require from (1) pension providers, (2) employers, and (3) payroll operators to verify the accuracy of contributions. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL13821 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Baroness to my answers of 7 January 2019 and 18 December 2018. The regulatory regime is designed so that errors can be identified and material failures can be reported. The Pensions Regulator can then require restitution; and, where necessary, make use of its enforcement powers.</p><p>The Government keeps all aspects of automatic enrolment under regular review but has no plans to make changes to the compliance framework at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T16:11:12.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:11:12.367Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1077089
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the withdrawal of credit insurance to a company sponsoring a pension fund with a large deficit requires approval by the Pensions Regulator. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14009 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Pensions Regulator does not have jurisdiction over corporate business transactions, such as the withdrawal of credit insurance, and does not have the power to require insurance companies to seek approval before withdrawing insurance cover.</p><p> </p><p>The Pensions Regulator operates a voluntary clearance procedure to those who are considering transactions involving companies with defined benefit schemes. If clearance is not applied for and granted, the Regulator may exercise its anti-avoidance powers, if it considers that the transaction was aimed at avoiding a debt to the pension scheme. These powers can be applied up to six years after a transaction has taken place.</p><p> </p><p>Employers sponsoring defined benefit pension schemes are also required to notify the Regulator of certain prescribed events. These do not include the withdrawal of credit insurance but should the withdrawal of such insurance trigger a prescribed event, including insolvency, then the employer would be required to notify the Pensions Regulator.</p><p> </p><p>Defined benefit pension schemes also go through a valuation process every three years (tri-annual evaluation), comparing assets against liabilities, and the withdrawal of credit insurance might be identified by the Regulator as part of this process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T14:09:54.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T14:09:54.71Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1082397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many downloads of the Pensions Regulator assessment calculation spreadsheet there have been in each of the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL14234 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>We interpret the question to be referring to the Basic Assessment Tool spreadsheet data, which started in September 2015.</p><p>From 2015 to the end of 2018, the Pensions Regulator’s Basic Assessment Tool was downloaded a total of 6,776 times. The table below provides a breakdown of downloads in each year.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Downloads</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>4176</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2268</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>258</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:16:59.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:16:59.517Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1082398
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence and statistics they hold in relation to automatic enrolment pension contribution data errors. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL14235 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Baroness to my answer of 12th November 2018.</p><p>Employers, trustees, managers and providers must keep certain records including details of the pension contributions payable in each relevant pay reference period by an employer to the scheme, and the amount payable. This includes the contributions due on the employer’s behalf and deductions made from an individual’s earnings.</p><p>The Pensions Regulator has published codes of practice on its website setting out how trustees of defined contribution pension schemes and managers of personal pension schemes should monitor the payment of contributions, provide information to help members check their contributions and report material payment failures to The Pensions Regulator. However, The Pensions Regulator does not hold statistics on contribution data errors. The Pensions Regulator have payment failure reports from pension providers but these do not necessarily represent data errors.</p><p>In addition, The Pensions Regulator publishes regular assessments of its automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement activities as well as an annual commentary and analysis report, both of which are available on its website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:35:55.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:35:55.573Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this