Directors and Auto Enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has just moved to clarify that it will not seek to argue that a company director might have an implied contract of employment.

When auto-enrolment first came in, TPR simply indicated that if a company exists only of directors and no more than one of whom has a contract, then the employer will not have to register under auto enrolment.

There has always been the issue of where a court might rule that a contract of employment can exist by implication even when nothing exists in writing.

If you have been exercised by this issue, you can now rest easy, as TPR have announced they will not take up that argument.