The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has fined trustees at New Station Bodyworks Ltd Retirement Benefit Scheme and M Holleran Ltd Pension Plan for their failure to complete scheme returns.
The law requires trustees or managers of registrable schemes to provide TPR with a scheme return.
These provide vital information on schemes and are a basic administrative requirement of any trustee.
The regulator has stressed the importance of providing scheme returns and that it will not hesitate to act if standards slip.
TPR executive director for frontline regulation Nicola Parish said: "Providing information to TPR is an essential part of a trustee's role and they are required by law to submit a scheme return and update their registrable information.
"We are supporting trustees in numerous ways, including new web guidance and news-by-email to help them understand how to complete the new scheme return in order to demonstrate they are meeting new governance standards."
The current number of warning notices issued for the failure to submit a scheme return by the due date stands at 23.
There is a discretionary penalty for failing to provide a scheme return with a maximum fine of £5,000 for each individual trustee and up to £50,000 in other cases (e.g. corporate trustees).
Parish added: "Schemes should be aware that this type of breach will result in a fine and we hope that our latest intervention report will act as a reminder to all trustees to ensure they complete a scheme return on time. We will act where trustees demonstrate that they are not complying even with the basic duties."
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