Money and Pensions Service appoints principle to drive Pensions Dashboard forward

06 June 2019

 

Chris Curry has been appointed as Principal of the Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group and will focus on making sure that all Dashboards are consistent, easy-to-use and contain all the information people need in order to feel confident and informed in engaging with their pensions.

 

Pensions Dashboards will ensure people throughout the UK have easy access to key information about what pensions they have, who manages them and what they are worth, revolutionising how people engage with their pensions throughout their lives.

 

Following the Department for Work and Pensions feasibility study and consultation on pension dashboards, the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) has been asked to take a leading role in delivery. MAPS will lead the delivery of the initial phase of the pensions dashboards and will bring together a delivery group made up of stakeholders from across the industry, consumer groups, regulators and government. The delivery group will be accountable to the MAPS board, and MPAS are in turn accountable to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

 

MAPS recently announced the appointment of Chris Curry as Principal of the Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group.

 

Chris Curry brings valuable expertise and insight as the Director of the Pensions Policy Institute, as well as working on important projects such as the DWP Auto-Enrolment Review Advisory Group in 2017, where he was co-chair and led on providing advice on the theme of Contributions.

 

The first task as Principal for the Pensions Dashboard, will be to establish the Industry Delivery Group, formed of stakeholders from across the pensions sector.

 

The Industry Delivery Group will work to develop the data standards and other criteria that any Pensions Dashboard will need to meet. A focus of this work will be to make sure that all Dashboards are consistent, easy-to-use and contain all the information people need in order to feel confident and informed in engaging with their pensions.

 

Progressing the Business Case is a priority for 2019, as well as developing a clear timeline for delivering the final Dashboard digital infrastructure.

 

In parallel the Money and Pensions Service will begin work to design, test and build a consumer facing dashboard, working closely with the IDG. It’s vital that extensive user testing will feed into the data and other standards work that the IDG will be developing for all dashboards.