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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An introduction to the dashboards available point

The dashboards available point (DAP) is the date at which pensions dashboards will be made available to the public.

The DAP is decided by the Government (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions). This will be in consultation with the Money and Pensions Service, the Pensions Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority.Government will provide at least 6 months’ notice of the dashboards available point.

The connection deadline for pension providers and schemes to connect to the central digital architecture is not the same as the dashboards available point. If pension providers and schemes connect in line with the staging profile to be set out in guidance then DAP could come before the connection deadline.

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Pensions dashboards will transform how individuals interact and engage with their pensions and help them plan for retirement more effectively. Government will decide the date that pensions dashboards will be made available to the public, which is known as the dashboards available point or DAP. Four areas have been outlined to consider when making this decision.

The first of these is sufficient coverage. Dashboards should enable most users to find information about all of their pensions. The second is that dashboards must work effectively. The digital architecture must have been rigorously tested and be able to support large numbers of users. The third is users must be confident that the service is safe and secure. The final area is user experience. Users must have a positive and consistent experience across all pensions dashboards.

Government will provide at least six months notice of the dashboards available point. Then pensions dashboards will become available for people to access their pensions information online, securely and all in one place. You can find more information at Pensionsdashboardsprogramme.org.uk.

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Published: 12 July 2023

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