The Department for Work and Pensions will announce a delay to the automatic enrolment timetable today.
A DWP spokeswoman refused to confirm exactly how long the delay will be or who will be affected.
However, she says a report in The Sunday Telegraph that auto-enrolment for small firms has been “kicked into the longest possible grass” by the Government is inaccurate.
On Friday, the Daily Mail reported the Government was to delay the introduction of auto-enrolment for small firms by one year due to concerns about their growth prospects.
Money Marketing first reported that ministers were considering a delay to the timetable for small companies in October.
Under the current proposals, the biggest employers must enrol staff into a company pension scheme from October 2012. Smaller firms of less than 50 are due to begin a staged auto-enrolment in March 2014 with all small firms auto-enrolled by September 2016.