The Department for Work and Pensions, or DWP, is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 14 agencies and public bodies.
Jonathan Stapleton says the success of the government's check your state pension service shows just how popular a dashboard could be if it can be launched.
Ann Harris OBE and Mike Dailly have been appointed non-executive directors at the upcoming single financial guidance body (SFGB).
A set of recommendations to help the pensions industry deliver its objectives and better communicate with people over pensions issues has been published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
A petition urging the government to not scrap its support for the pensions dashboard has garnered more than 14,000 signatures in two days.
Secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey may end the government's involvement in the pensions dashboard project, according to reports.
Gavin Perera-Betts says we cannot let the successes achieved through AE be undermined by savers experiencing poor outcomes in decumulation
Martin Hunter says while new TPR powers will increase the burden on all DB employers, it isn't all doom and gloom
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation to clarify how the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) should treat transferred-in defined benefit (DB) entitlements when calculating compensation.
The pensions and financial inclusion minister tells James Phillips about his first year in office and his philosophy behind pension policy creation.
The government has confirmed the long-awaited ban on pensions cold-calling will now be delayed until Autumn.
Tim Sharp says the way we pursue retirement provision can amplify or dampen divisions experienced in working lives
As part of its consultation on enhanced powers for The Pensions Regulator, the Department for Work and Pensions proposed new requirements for all trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes. This is what the new framework could look like...
A consultation has been launched on granting stronger powers to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) as the government seeks to address "misuse" of flexibilities in the defined benefit (DB) funding system.
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on proposals to improve the regulator's powers and increase DB member protections. Here are the key questions it is asking...
Respondents say it is a bad idea to state the extent member views are taken into account when setting investment strategies.
The number of people saving into a workplace pension has hit an all-time high, with 17.7 million people actively participating last year, latest government data shows.
Handing the pensions watchdog extra powers will not be enough without a significant overhaul of its culture and reputation, according to a damning report. Stephanie Baxter considers the criticisms
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) expects to consult on trustees' legal duties to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks from next month.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has announced an inquiry into proposals within the government's white paper on defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
The Work and Pensions Committee has called for the government to introduce an auto-drawdown option while allowing NEST to offer decumulation products, James Phillips reports
The pressure of "excessive regulation" is causing a drop in the number of lay trustees and deterring people from taking up the role, according to this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Phasing has arrived with auto-enrolment contributions rising from 2% to 5% for millions of pension savers. As we wait to see what happens as a result, James Phillips asks what's next.
In this week's Pensions Buzz survey, we want to know whether regulation is forcing a reduction in the number of lay trustees.