The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a written ministerial statement providing an update on the publication of connection guidance which includes the new staging timeline for connecting to pensions dashboards.

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Pensions Dashboards Programme announces new SRO

  • Iain Patterson appointed as new PDP Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)
  • the SRO will lead the programme and its delivery
  • current SRO Chris Curry will remain as Principal leading industry engagement

The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has appointed a new Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) to lead its activities as it prepares to begin connecting industry to the dashboards ecosystem.

Iain Patterson, who has held a range of roles in the public and private sectors, will bring his digital technology experience to support and ensure delivery of the programme. Iain joins PDP from his role as Senior Strategic Technology Adviser in the Central Digital and Data Office, which is part of the Cabinet Office.

Chris Curry, PDP’s current SRO, will remain as Principal. He will continue leading the programme’s engagement with industry to maintain the successful collaboration on delivering dashboards.

Oliver Morley, CEO of the Money and Pensions Service, which oversees PDP, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Iain Patterson onboard as PDP’s new Senior Responsible Owner. He has a wealth of experience in the Government Digital Service, and the utility and aerospace sectors, having helped deliver some of the most complex initiatives such as the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Iain’s appointment will help strengthen the programme’s delivery as it prepares to connect volunteer participants from August and wider industry from next April.

“I also want to thank Chris Curry for the many years he’s given to PDP as its SRO, and I’m pleased that he’s staying on as Principal. His decades of experience in pensions will be invaluable in supporting industry to prepare for connection.”

ENDS

About PDP

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) established the Pensions Dashboards Programme team to design and implement the ecosystem that will make pensions dashboards work and which will enable individuals to view all their pensions data via their chosen dashboard.  Pensions dashboards will enable individuals to access their pensions information online, securely and all in one place, thereby supporting better planning for retirement and growing financial wellbeing. Dashboards will provide clear and simple information about an individual’s multiple pension savings, including their State Pension. They will also help them to reconnect with any lost pension pots.   

The Pensions Dashboards Programme has its own website where news, blogs and reports will be published regularly.

MaPS’ role in developing pensions dashboards 

Government has committed to facilitating the pensions industry to develop this initiative and have given specific responsibilities to the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) which include:  

  • bringing together a programme team to lead the implementation of pensions dashboards   
  • appointing an industry steering group to set the strategic direction of the programme  
  • beginning work to create and run a non-commercial pensions dashboard – the MaPS dashboard

About the Money and Pensions Service

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) vision is: ‘everyone making the most of their money and pensions.’

MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and it has a joint commitment to provide access to the information and guidance people across the UK need, to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. The organisation also engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice.

MaPS brings together the free services previously delivered by the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise. MaPS offers customers guidance and appointments over the telephone, online and in person.

For further information visit the Money and Pensions Service website

Consumers can continue to access free guidance about their money and pensions via the MoneyHelper website

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Published: 17 April 2024

Last updated: 10 May 2024

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