The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will prosecute a bus company and one of its directors after it failed to comply with its duties to provide a workplace pension.
Stotts Tours (Oldham) was due to stage under automatic enrolment (AE) regulations in November 2015 but, despite multiple compliance notices and regular contact with TPR, has been accused of "wilfully failing to comply" with its duties.
Managing director Alan Stott also stands accused of either "consenting or conniving" in the offence, or allowing the offence to be committed by neglect.
The case will be the first time TPR has used its powers to prosecute a firm or personnel for failing to comply with AE duties.
The company, which employs 36 staff, and Scott face a total of sixteen charges contrary to sections 3.2, 45 and 46 of the Pensions Act 2008.
The case will be heard at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 4 October, which can award an unlimited fine.
TPR said it would not be appropriate for it to comment before the trial concluded.
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