The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is prosecuting Hertfordshire-based SKL Professional Recruitment Agency and its managing director for allegedly failing to enroll the organisation’s 22 employees into a workplace pension.
SKL Professional Recruitment Agency, which provides staff in the care sector, and 54-year-old managing director Linus Kadzere are accused of willfully failing to comply with auto-enrolment obligations, contradicting Sections 45 and 46 of the Pensions Act 2008.
The defendants are also accused of knowingly providing false information to TPR, claiming that they had, in fact, enrolled the 22 employees into a workplace pension scheme. Providing false information in this way is an offence under Section 80 of the Pensions Act 2004.
SKL Professional Recruitment Agency and Kadzere will each face three charges of willfully failing to comply with automatic enrolment duties, and one charge of knowingly or recklessly providing false and misleading information to TPR. This will occur at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 4 September 2019.
The maximum sentence for these charges in magistrates’ court is an unlimited fine.
SKL Professional Recruitment Agency was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.