DWP has released a written ministerial statement that affects the connection deadline for pensions dashboards.
Additional guidance will be published in due course.

Publication of DWP consultation into regulations for pensions dashboards, plus PDP standards

Today, January 31 2022, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published its consultation, Pensions Dashboards: consultation on the draft Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022. This is a significant step towards the realisation of pensions dashboards, as the consultation sets out the draft regulations on the key duties for occupational pension schemes to participate in pensions dashboards. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will consult on parallel proposals for personal pension providers within the next few weeks.

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Data standards

To provide data and dashboard providers with the information they will require to respond to the Pensions Dashboards: consultation on the draft Pensions Dashboards Regulations 2022, the Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has updated its Data usage guide. This is not the final data standards but should provide data and dashboard providers with sufficient information to respond effectively to the consultation.

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PDP data usage guide January 2022

Data standards: a big step forward for pensions dashboards

As we head towards a socially distant Christmas, it’s quite clear that 2020 has not progressed as any of us expected. We’ve all faced significant logistical challenges as we’ve adapted to this new way of working, not least replacing face to face contact with Teams calls and maintaining communications with colleagues and stakeholders while remote working. All of which, makes me prouder than ever that we’ve reached the milestone of publishing the first set of data standards for initial dashboards, which will define the digital information that sits behind pensions dashboards.

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