Pensions Dashboards Programme Working Groups

The Pensions Dashboards Programme Working Groups are forums for representatives from across our stakeholders, which bring together subject matter experts with relevant skills and practical expertise to input into the design, build and run of the whole pensions dashboards ecosystem.

In August 2019, the Pensions Dashboards Programme asked for expressions of interest from people and organisations who would like to get involved with the work of the Working Groups. We have received nearly 200 offers of help from a wide range of consumer, fintech, and pensions industry sub-sectors.

Working Groups will be set up for each significant workstream to do the detailed analysis and options appraisal of key aspects of the programme and will seek a steer from the Steering Group. We will publish information here about our current Working Groups.

If you are interested in joining a Working Group, please send a short (maximum 250 words) expression of interest telling us about your area of expertise and interest, to infopdp@maps.org.uk.

Current Working Groups

Data Working Group

The Data Working Group (DWG) will work alongside the Call for Input and beyond it, to progress work on technical issues to enable us to develop the first version of the data standards. Participants in the DWG will use their collective expertise and the responses to the Call for Input to propose solutions for these initial standards.

The DWG will refine the assumptions contained in the two data Working Papers and suggest solutions to the range of challenging issues involved (for example, on the data which will be needed for pension providers/schemes to match individuals to their pensions, the provision of comparable estimated retirement incomes, etc.).

We have drawn DWG participants from the organisations that responded to our call for expressions of interest last year asking for Working Group volunteers.

Given the challenging circumstances in which the industry is operating, we have reached out to some of the largest organisations in each of the different sectors of the pensions industry. This is intended to mitigate burdens on industry, whilst allowing for appropriate input from the different pensions sectors in the short-term.

We are asking organisations participating in the DWG to commit resource equivalent to 10 days of their relevant data experts’ time. We aim to share updates on the DWG’s activity over the summer. Sign up to receive our email newsletter to ensure you are kept up-to-date, as the DWG’s work may inform your own response to the Call for Input.

To ensure that the first version of the data standards reflect the wider industry’s input, the DWG will continue to work after the Call for Input closes. This will enable us to take into account all the responses received in the initial data standards.

The organisations currently participating in the DWG, in alphabetical order, are:

  • B&CE / The People’s Pension
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • BT Pension Scheme
  • DWP Digital
  • Greater Manchester Pension Fund
  • Mercer
  • National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • Phoenix Group / Standard Life
  • Royal London
  • Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • XPS Pensions Group

If you have any questions about the DWG, please send an email to infopdp@maps.org.uk.