DWP has released a written ministerial statement that affects the connection timeline for pensions dashboards.
As such, the information on this page may be out of date.

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Focus areas to April 2023

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Updated version of standards

The consultation on standards in July and August had a strong response rate. PDP is now reviewing the responses and making updates to the standards documents. The updated draft versions of these documents will be published in the winter, outlining where changes have been made. The standards will need the approval of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

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Design standards consultation

PDP is reviewing the responses to the call for input as part of producing draft design standards. A consultation will be held in the winter, alongside the FCA’s consultation on QPDS rules, seeking feedback on the draft design standards. As with the other dashboard standards, PDP will then review the consultation feedback and produce a updated version of design standards for publication in 2023.


During the second half of October, the technology for the dashboards ecosystem was successfully completed and is now ready for testing with real data. The first data to be used will be State Pension data provided by the DWP. The first dashboard will be the MoneyHelper dashboard being built by MaPS. We are initially working at a steady pace with these organisations to ensure a safe and controlled entry into the live environment.

Once we are assured that this secure and stable process has been achieved, we will begin working with our early participants on testing and progressing through the steps of the connection journey. They will transition into the live environment, using real data, in early 2023.

During this time, we will work with the participants to test our connection processes support and the functionality of the central digital architecture.

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Consumer protection

PDP will be providing an update on consumer protection to clearly explain the extent the of obligations of pension providers and schemes, and dashboards providers. This will set out how consumers are being protected through the distributed regulatory framework, highlighting which regulator is responsible for ensuring compliance in relation to organisations’ interactions with dashboards.

Industry readiness

As pension providers and schemes approach their compulsory connection windows, PDP will devote particular attention to raising awareness of the timeline and dashboards duties that they will need to meet. To achieve this, we will continue to engage with the pensions industry to help them prepare and work with regulators including The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the FCA.

In early 2023, a connection hub will be available on the PDP website where schemes and providers will find a range of supporting content to help them commence the connection process. In addition, we will run webinars and a programme of engagement to support providers, schemes and other organisations who will be completing the process.

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MaPS dashboard development

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) are in the process of developing a pensions dashboard that will be available to any person in the UK to use. Accessible through the MoneyHelper website, this dashboard will allow users to view all their pensions together in one place in exactly the same way as any other dashboard. Links to MoneyHelper guidance on pensions and retirement planning will also be available through the MaPS dashboard.

PDP continues to work closely with MaPS on the development of the frontend dashboard and preparing for connection to the pensions dashboards ecosystem.