Consultation outcome

Better workplace pensions: putting savers' interests first

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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A consultation and response about protecting workplace pension schemes by improved governance and addressing high costs.


Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) Regulations 2015. These introduce measures that will protect members of workplace pension schemes through:

  • improved governance standards
  • addressing high charges that can result in poor pension returns

After we have considered responses to the consultation we intend to lay regulations in Parliament for approval early in 2015.

The consultation is aimed at:

  • those involved in designing and running pension schemes
  • pension industry professionals and advisers
  • pension scheme members
  • consumer groups
  • members’ representative organisations
  • anyone with an interest in pensions

The consultation document also provides the government’s response to a consultation included in Better workplace pensions: further measures for savers published in March 2014. That consultation sought views on the governance and the transparency of costs and charges in workplace pension schemes.