7 days


7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR.

In this 7 Days

PDP publishes webinar Q&As

The PDP has collated Q&As from its standards webinars held in December 2022. The webinars covered the design standards consultation, code of connection, early connection and governance, and data, reporting and technical standards.

The Q&As include the following comments:

  • the PDP is considering how it can share the insights from MaPS’ user testing as it develops its prototype dashboard
  • it is acknowledged that dashboard users may be based outside the UK. The extent to which the individual’s identity attributes can be verified where they live outside of the jurisdiction will depend on where the individual lives, and
  • the PDP will share more detail “in the next year” on its approach to disconnection and refusing to connect, as part of explaining how it proposes to maintain the pensions dashboards ecosystem.

David Fairs to leave role at TPR

On 6 January 2023, TPR announced that David Fairs, the Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice, will be leaving his role in mid-March 2023 to pursue new challenges, having joined TPR in July 2018. An interim Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice will be appointed.