The DWP announces a pause in the Pension Dashboard programme, what does this mean?

David Zwirn
October 6, 2023

Last month we spoke about the Pension Dashboard Programme and how we at Voodoo Park can help pensions companies overcome the challenges associated with implementing a pension dashboard by leveraging our expertise in data integration, security, user experience, compliance, and cost optimization.  

Today, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who is responsible for the development and implementation of the pension dashboard programme in the UK announced 'a pause' in the pension dashboard programme, it means that they have temporarily halted the development and implementation of the service. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as technical issues, funding concerns, or a change in government priorities. However, it does mean more time for firms to ready themselves, their technology and most inportant of all, their data.

During the pause, the DWP will likely review the progress made so far and evaluate the feasibility of the programme. They may also consult with stakeholders, such as pension providers and consumer groups, to gather feedback and ensure that the service meets the needs of its users.

It's important to note that a pause in the pension dashboard programme does not necessarily mean that the service will be cancelled altogether. The DWP may resume development once the issues have been addressed and the programme is deemed feasible and beneficial to users.

Voodoo Park has extensive knowledge of the pensions market in it's work with clients and is actively engaged with several key stakeholders affected by the Pensions Dashboard Programme.  We are here to help, so if your experiencing technical, software or data issues and could use this extra time,  please speak to us and let us help you.