Data working group

We set up the data working group (DWG) to help us develop the first version of the data standards, which we are due to publish in December 2020.

We have been working with the DWG over the summer, to help refine the assumptions contained in the two data working papers published earlier this year and to discuss potential solutions to the range of challenging issues involved. For example, on the data needed for pension providers / schemes to match individuals to their pensions, the provision of comparable estimated retirement incomes, etc.

We continue to work with the DWG, following the Call for Input on working papers on data standards, to ensure their input into the first version of the data standards due to be published later this year.

Read more about our work with the DWG in our latest progress update report.

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

  • B&CE / The People‚Äôs 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