I have a client who refuses to acknowledge their auto enrolment duties. They have just one eligible employee, so the cost is minimal. I have spoken and written to them on numerous occasions, outlining their legal obligations and subsequent fines for non compliance, but they continue to take the ‘bury your head’ approach. They are of the opinion that they can ignore AE and get away with it. I can only hope they will change their stance when that penalty notice comes through the door from TPR, by which point it will be a nightmare trying to roll everything back.
Has anyone else experienced the same issue or had a client miss their staging date? Any tips for the rest of my clients that are due to stage later this year?