Closed consultation

Protecting defined benefit pension schemes – a stronger Pensions Regulator

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This consultation sets out plans to improve the regulator’s powers and increase the protections for defined benefit scheme members.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals to improve the Pensions Regulator’s powers so that they can:

  • be more proactive and get involved earlier when employers make changes which could affect the pension scheme
  • obtain the right information about a scheme and its sponsoring employer
  • get redress for members if things go wrong

This consultation is aimed at:

  • pension scheme trustees and managers
  • pension scheme members and beneficiaries
  • defined benefit scheme sponsoring employers
  • other industry bodies and professionals
  • any other interested stakeholders

It follows publication of the government’s white paper Protecting defined benefit pension schemes published in March 2018.

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Published 26 June 2018
Last updated 27 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added PDF version of consultation.
  2. First published.