The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute a Greater Manchester bus firm and its managing director for deliberately not putting staff into a workplace pension.
Stotts Tours (Oldham) Limited is accused of failing to comply with the law on automatic enrolment in respect of 36 members of staff. Managing director Alan Stott is accused of either consenting or conniving in the bus company’s offence, or allowing the offence to be committed by neglect.
Stotts Tours (Oldham) and Mr Stott have been summonsed to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 4 October 2017. They will face eight charges of wilfully failing to comply with the company’s duties under section 3(2) of the Pensions Act 2008, contrary to section 45 of the Act in the case of Stotts Tours (Oldham) and contrary to section 46 of the Act in the case of Mr Stott.
This is the first time that TPR has launched prosecutions for these offences.